If in the West a journalist was attacked like this, every political party would unite against it, regardless of their ideology. MEP from the United Kingdom of 2014-2020 Nathan Gill said this on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel, commenting on the attack on NewsOne journalist Violetta Tovkes.
"It’s just outrageous and absolutely disgraceful. Not only that a journalist would be attacked, but that a man would attack a woman, it’s shameful. I assure you in the West, if a journalist was attacked like this, every political party would unite against it. From the left and the right. Because if you attack a journalist for your political beliefs, who’s going to stop a journalist that support your party from being attacked. And this must come to an end, it must stop. All politicians must against this. If I was Ukrainian, I would be ashamed that such a thing would happen in my country, regardless of my politics,” the MEP stressed.
Earlier, an unknown person attacked a NewsOne journalist on-air at a ceremony of commemoration of the victims of Holodomors, which took place in Kyiv on Saturday, November 28. The correspondent was telling Ukrainians what events are held on the Day of Remembrance of Holodomor Victims. At 16:03 a masked man approached her, knocked the microphone and a candle out of her hands, and also started to push the young woman. At the same time, he shouted something emotionally and walked away.
A criminal case was opened into the attack.
The National Union of Journalists of Ukraine has already reacted to this outrageous incident. And the Member of the European Parliament Maximilian Krah said that the European community wanted to receive an official response from the Ukrainian authorities regarding this incident.