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MEP calls European Commission to take under their control investigation of attack against TV channel 112 Ukraine

"Will the Commission seek assurances from the Ukrainian Government that it will fully and promptly investigate the terrorist attack against TV channel 112 Ukraine,” reads the message
15:21, 25 July 2019

Nathan Gill, MEP
112 Agency

Nathan Gill, the member of the delegation of Ukraine-EU Association Inter-Parliamentary Committee, Member of European Parliament from the UK, registered the question for written answer to the European Commission to focus their attention on the unprecedented attack on the leading Ukrainian information TV-channel.

“Will the Commission seek assurances from the Ukrainian Government that it will fully and promptly investigate the terrorist attack against TV channel 112 Ukraine, in which a grenade launcher was fired at the TV station building on 13 July 2019 in Kyiv?” reads the message.

Earlier we reported that Nathan Gill was included in the delegation of Ukraine-EU Association Inter-Parliamentary Committee. Apart from that Nathan Gill is a member of the Committee of foreign policy and subcommittee on human rights.

Nathan Gill is the member of the European Parliament from the UK, member of Brexit Party, member of the International Editorial Board of 112 Ukraine TV channel.

The International Editorial Board of was created by 112 Ukraine TV channel and NewsOne on February 13, 2019, to provide standards of freedom of speech, which act in the EU and protect freedom of speech in Ukraine.

On the night of July 13, two unknown persons shelled the building of the 112 Ukraine TV channel on Dehtiarivska street 21G, Kyiv from a grenade launcher. Police qualify the incident as a terrorist act, the press service of the National Police reported.

At 3:40, the police received a message that local residents had heard a sound like an explosion on Dehtiarivska Street in the Shevchenko district of the city. Investigative-operational groups of the district and Chief Department of the Police, bomb technology, dog trainers and patrol crews immediately arrived at the scene.

Besides, a massive DDoS attack has been launched against the 112.ua website on the week end. The unknown hackers tried to gain access to the admin panel of the 112.ua.

The TV channel appealed for help to diplomatic establishments, international organizations for rights of journalists. Here are some responses to the accident.

 

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