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Interior Ministry sends support group to 112 Ukraine journalists attacked in Kharkiv region

112 Ukraine TV channel asked the law enforcement bodies to urgently intervene in the situation, which occurred in Zolochev village, Kharkiv region
15:31, 28 August 2019

Assault on 112 Ukraine TV channel crew in Kharkiv region, August 2019, screenshot
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The Interior Ministry of Ukraine reported that it urgently sent the group for support of the journalists of 112 Ukraine TV channel attacked in Kharkiv region as 112.ua reported.

Earlier 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.

"We were shooting one of the local households; we used a quadrocopter to get the clear idea of the size of the lumber production. Then, workers and some aggressive lawyer rushed here. We've got flat tires now,m and the car is blocked. According to our source, the KORD special forces group is on its way. Currently, they demand that we give them the USB drives that we used to save our videos; we refuse to five them. They threaten to deal with us; they are swearing. There's a car with EU license plates standing by, it blocked the road, and the tires are flat..." he said. At this particular moment of speech, the reporter was attacked. He has not contacted the editorial staff since then.

Related: Possible arrest of 112 Ukraine TV channel would become rude pressure on media, - National Union of Journalists

The Interior Ministry contacted the TV channel and stated that the group of the support for the journalists was sent to the site.

Previously, President Volodymyr Zelensky demanded to solve the issue of deforestation in the Kharkiv region immediately.

During his working visit to Kharkiv on July 17, Volodymyr Zelensky insisted on the immediate solution of the problem.

Director of the State Enterprise Zhovtneve Forestry Ruslan Chaharovsky named people involved in illegal felling of trees: Sisa, Sanin, Antypenko.

“I ask very much to pay special attention and solve this issue. You should sit down at one table, find out all and stop deforestation in the Kharkiv region. If you cannot do that, then other people will appear in your place," the president said.

 

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