Law enforcement officers opened a criminal case for the obstruction of journalistic activities in Kyiv region. The investigation was initiated after journalists were attacked by market guards and expelled from its territory. This was reported by the press service of the National Police in Kyiv region.
The incident occurred at a market located in Sofiivska Borshchahivka.
"There was a verbal altercation between the news agency's camera crew and the guards of the market located in the village of Sofiivska Borshchahivka. According to the media representatives, they were performing an editorial task to prepare a journalistic material when the market guards attacked them and pushed them out of the market’s territory,” reads the message.
Law enforcement officers arrived at the scene and interviewed the participants and eyewitnesses of the conflict.
As we reported earlier, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is concerned about Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's decision to impose sanctions on 112 Ukraine, NewsOne, and ZIK TV channels and its potential consequences for the freedom of expression in the country.