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Armed thugs attack investigative reporters in Kyiv

Source : 112 Ukraine

The crew, accompanied by two lawyers tried to record the theft of sand; the 'guards' approached them, beat them up and robbed them. All activists are at a hospital now
08:05, 25 January 2019

Kyiv police after the attack on reporters in January 2019
Facebook Roman Bochkala

An armed attack occurred in Kyiv, as the group of hired thugs beat up the reporters of Stop Corruption TV show. Roman Bochkala, the journalist posted that on Facebook.  

'The crew, accompanied by two lawyers, arrived at the site where the sand was stolen. They encountered the armed young people who provided the free passage of vans with the stolen sand. The bandits sprayed the tear gas in reporter's face, took him to the ground and started beating him up. They fired and threatened to kill him next time. The car in which the activists brought the reporters was chopped by the axe. Literally. They smashed the car window. A reporter has his tooth beaten out, and the camera man suffered a hematoma on the back of his head; he sufferes memory losses', Bochkala wrote.

According to him, one of the activists is the war veteran, a decorated member of the combat actions in Donbas. All the victims are now at a hospital. 'The malefactors took the bag with the documents and money that belonged to one of them and left. The police are now chasing them across Kyiv', the reporter concluded.    

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