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Journalists demand Mendel's dismissal as Zelensky's press secretary

Zelensky's press secretary Mendel got into a scandal because of her behavior towards journalist Radio Svoboda's Serhii Andrushko
09:43, 1 October 2019

Volodymyr Zelensky and Yulia Mendel
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Initiative 34, a community of independent journalists, calls for the dismissal of the spokesperson of the President of Ukraine Yulia Mendel for "unprofessional and unethical behavior" against journalists. This is reported in an open statement posted on the community's Facebook page.

"Due to unprofessionalism, unethical behavior and provocation of artificial conflicts, we demand the dismissal of Yulia Mendel from the post of the press secretary of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky", - the statement informs.

Related: Yulia Mendel becomes Zelensky’s press secretary

In addition, journalists expect the Office of the President and Yulia Mendel to apologize to Radio Svoboda's journalist Serhii Andrushko.

The statement was signed by Public Television social association, Bihus.Info journalists and Olena Prytula, the founder of Ukrainian Truth.

As we reported earlier, the press secretary of the president of Ukraine Yulia Mendel blocked the road and held the hands of the journalist Serhii Andrushko when he tried to put the question to the president the day before.

After the scandal gained momentum in the media and social networks, Mendel explained that she did not push, but stopped the journalist. According to her, the journalist tried to work by invading Zelensky's "personal space", which is also his security zone.

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