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112 Ukraine TV Channel owner: Shelling of the channel building is another threat to independent media

112 Ukraine came under fire of grenade launcher. Police qualify the incident as a terrorist act.
13:02, 13 July 2019
Taras Kozak, the new owner of 112 Ukraine TV channel
112 Agency
 
The 112 Ukraine owner Taras Kozak commented on the shelling of the channel office building:

“The inaction of the authorities continues to aggravate the situation in Ukrainian society. Today’s night shelling of the 112 Ukraine TV channel from a grenade launcher is another threat to independent media.

I'm glad no one was hurt.

But I want to ask the Interior Ministry, the Security Service of Ukraine - and then what? What if the next attempt succeeds? Who responded, for example, to the post of Dmytro Yarosh, who on the social network openly began to threaten the staff of the TV channel and urged — I quote — to shut up everyone concerned about violations of people's rights and freedom of speech?

Once again, I urge law enforcement agencies to start their immediate work and begin to prosecute the criminals, not the journalists.
 
Related: 112 Ukraine TV channel appeals for help to diplomatic establishments, international organizations for rights of journalists


And I express my words of gratitude to the whole team of 112 Ukraine for the work in such conditions. Do not be afraid! We will force the power to act and protect its citizens. "

As we reported, 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.

Related: Statement of 112 Ukraine TV Channel Director General Yehor Benkendorf

 

 
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