Police detains over 30 people who attacked 112 Ukraine journalists

Source : 112 Ukraine

112 Ukraine TV channel asked the law enforcement bodies to urgently intervene in the situation
17:01, 28 August 2019

112 Agency

The employees of the Interior Ministry detained over 30 people who prevented the filming and attacked the production unit of 112 Ukraine in Kharkiv region, as 112 Ukraine reported citing Deputy Head of the National Police in Kharkiv region Oksana Kalmykova.

“I am at the site right now. Two local detachments of police, Zolochiv, and Derhachiv, arrived there. Now 30 people who were the partakers of this conflict situation were detained by the police officers and transferred to the local police department to establish all circumstances. Now we will identify them but preliminary they are the workers of this enterprise. We will figure out the situation to qualify the incident on Criminal or Administrative Code. Preliminary, the qualification hooliganism is planned. Possibly, the additional qualification on preventing of legal professional activity may appear,” the message said.

According to 112 Ukraine journalist Oleg Reshetnyak, the unknown forced the production unit to delete the footage before the arrival of the police.

Related: National Union of Journalists urged Security Service to investigate attack at 112 Ukraine TV channel

Earlier police of Kharkiv region put the data on the on preventing of the professional activity of the journalists to the United pretrial investigation register.

112 Ukraine TV channel asked the law enforcement bodies to urgently intervene in the situation, which occurred in Zolochev village, Kharkiv region.

The unknown thugs attacked the production unit of 112 Ukraine TV channel; the team was filming a story about illegal production of lumber. The car of the unit was blocked and the wheels got flat. Journalist Oleg Reshetnyak was beaten; the ambulance was called.

Related: Statement of International Editorial Council of 112 Ukraine TV Channel on protection of journalists’ rights, plans of Ukraine’s President’s Office to control channel

112 Ukraine TV channel expresses gratitude to the Interior Ministry for urgent response and helps to the production unit of the TV channel.

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