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MIA to report quarterly on investigations into crimes against journalists

Source : 112 Ukraine

Avakov gave the corresponding instructions during a meeting with the chairman of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine
17:38, 25 October 2019

Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine is ready to submit quarterly reports on the progress of investigations into crimes against journalists. It was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

It was stated that Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Anton Gerashchenko and National Police Chief Ihor Klymenko will coordinate efforts of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the National Police of Ukraine in order to respond effectively to obstruction of journalistic activity.

The corresponding instructions were given by the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov during a meeting with the head of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine Sergiy Tomylenko who discussed the preparation for the upcoming parliamentary hearings on the security of journalists, which will be held on November 6.

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"The Ministry of Internal Affairs is open to dialogue on improving the security of Ukrainian journalists. The National Police are tasked with introducing a regime of effective rapid response to obstruction of journalistic activity," Arsen Avakov said.

Minister of Internal Affairs also agreed to provide a personal response to the list of resonant attacks on journalists in the regions, prepared by the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine.

As we reported earlier, MP from the Servant of the People Olga Vasylevska-Smaglyuk who was the initiator of creating the temporary investigation committee became a figurant of the corruption scandal.

She did not take bribe but she received the offers as 112 Ukraine reported, citing the polygraphologist as the lawmaker passed the polygraph test.

The expert noted that Smaglyuk is concealing some information.

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