OSCE condemns attack on 112 Ukraine TV channel

Source : 112 Ukraine

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir said it was "an unacceptable act of intimidation"
08:09, 14 July 2019

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir
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The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Harlem Désir, condemned the grenade attack on the office building of 112 Ukraine TV channel in Kyiv. This was reported on the OSCE website.

“I condemn the attack on channel 112 Ukraine premises today in Kyiv. Hopefully nobody was wounded but such violence and threats against media cannot be tolerated. This is an unacceptable act of intimidation which could have had dramatic consequences,” Désir said, welcoming the swift response of law enforcement officials in the case.

Last night an unknown person shot at the premises of the channel with a grenade launcher. No injuries were reported. According to the law enforcement, a criminal case was launched on terrorism charges.

“I call on the Ukrainian authorities to thoroughly investigate this attack, and to bring those responsible for this crime to justice,” Désir said.

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.

At 3:40, the police received a message that local residents had heard a sound like an explosion on Dehtiarivska Street in the Shevchenko 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.

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