Attack at reporters in Kyiv: nine persons detained

Source : 112 Ukraine

All partakers of the conflict called themselves guards
12:15, 25 January 2019

Kyiv police after the attack on reporters in January 2019
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Nine persons were delivered to the police station due to the attack at the reporters in Holosiivsky district of Kyiv as the National Police reported.

Nine persons are suspected in the attack at the journalists in Kyiv. They provide explanations; the investigative actions take place with them, including the identification parade. They can face 10 years of the detention for the armed thugs attack.

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Earlier the dragnet was imposed in Kyiv due to this attack. The incident took place at Promyslova Street. The unknown crashed the car of the reports of “Stop corruption” project, used the gas cartridges, beat one of the reporters and stole a handbag with money.

The law enforcers noted that all nine partakers of the conflict called themselves guards. They were delivered to the police; one of them was identified as the attacker, he was detained. The actions of other partakers will get the legal assessment.

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The police officers found the mobile phones of the attackers, axe, gas cartridge, two knifes, three traumatic pistols, hunting carbine, starter pistol and cartridges.

A victim, who was hospitalized, has cranio-cerebral trauma and burn of eye mucosa.

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The actions of the perpetrators qualified as “robbery”.

Earlier we reported that 86 cases of the use of the force against the journalists were spotted in Ukraine in 2018.

Besides, 94 journalists and media workers were killed while on duty in the world in 2018 and it is more for 12 persons than in 2017.

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