An unknown person attacked a NewsOne journalist on air at a ceremony of commemoration of the victims of Holodomors, which took place in Kyiv on Saturday, November 28. The event was broadcasted by Newsone TV channel.
The correspondent was telling Ukrainians what events are held on the Day of Remembrance of Holodomor Victims. At 16:03 a masked man approached her, knocked the microphone and a candle out of her hands, and also started to push the young woman. At the same time, he shouted something emotionally and walked away.
Journalist showed the broken microphone and promised to turn to law enforcement officers because of the attack.
“Now during a pandemic, when the role of journalists is extremely important, NewsOne receives numerous requests from Ukrainians to cover the compliance with the quarantine rules. So, we were addressed by worried city residents in connection with the unauthorized sale of protective equipment - medical masks of unknown origin. When the journalistic group came to investigate the situation, the seller of masks hindered the shooting by all means: attacked the correspondent, pulled out a microphone from her hands, hid masks and inflicted bodily harm to the journalist. After turning to the hospital, the correspondent of the TV channel turned out to have numerous hand and finger injuries, and a cast was put on her hand. After that, the journalist turned to the local police station, where the criminal case under article 345-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine was opened on the fact of the attack. Now investigative actions are being held,” the document says.