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

The representatives of the Union pay attention to the fact that despite discussions on editorial policy and owners’ influence on their media, physical attacks at journalists and media is savagery
15:53, 30 July 2019

112 Ukraine TV channel shelled from grenade launcher
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National Union of Journalists of Ukraine urged Security Service and other law enforcement agencies to hold an effective investigation of the attack at 112 Ukraine TV channel, as Chairman of the Union Serhiy Tomilenko reported on Facebook.

“Attack at media’s office from grenade launcher is blatant intimidation of all the Ukrainian journalists from capital and regions,” Tomilenko noted.

The representatives of the Union pay attention to the fact that despite discussions on editorial policy and owners’ influence on their media, physical attacks at journalists and media is savagery.

Related: U.S. hopes attack on 112 TV channel to be fully investigated

“International partners condemned the attack at 112 Ukraine TV channel and demand investigation. Ukraine is expected to provide security for the journalists and civilized discussions concerning issues of informational space,” he added.

Earlier, 112 Ukraine TV channel appealed to National Union of Journalists of Ukraine requesting cooperating in the protection of rights and interests of the journalists after the attack.

As it was reported earlier, on the night of July 13, two unknown persons shelled the building of the 112 Ukraine TV channel on Dehtiarivska street 21G, Kyiv from a grenade launcher. Police qualify the incident as a terrorist act, the press service of the National Police reported.

Related: European Federation of Journalists strongly condemns grenade launcher attack on 112 Ukraine TV channel

At 3:40, the police received a message that local residents had heard a sound like an explosion on Dehtiarivska Street in the Shevchenkivsky district of the city. Investigative-operational groups of the district and Chief Department of the Police, bomb technology, dog trainers and patrol crews immediately arrived at the scene.

Besides, a massive DDoS attack has been launched against the 112.ua website on the weekend. The unknown hackers tried to gain access to the admin panel of the 112.ua.

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