It is dangerous to stay in Moscow for any Ukrainian journalist. Russian lawyer Mark Feygin commented the searches of Kseniya Babych, the stringer of 112 Ukraine TV channel in Moscow.
“As far as I understand this is that very Right Sector case, initiated by the Investigation Committee of the Russian Federation. If a lawyer was not at the place of the search, if he hadn’t seen the orders for the search, so I see only indirect indicators. As I can understand, presumably the connection with Skoropadsky can be traced. Now we can definitely speak of the high level of threat for Ukrainian journalists and special correspondents in Moscow. In this context, Sushchenko case is also attributed with the professional activity other than journalism. Now it is clear that it is prosecuting of journalists. And there may be lots of reasons for that. It’s dangerous for any Ukrainian journalist to stay in Moscow now,” announced the lawyer.
As we reported earlier today, Moscow law enforcers conducted searches in the flat of the press-secretary of Justice Initiative Kseniya Babych.
Babych is now to be interviewed at the Investigation Committee of the Russian Federation. There has been no contact with her for now. According to him the journalist even managed to state the very fact of the search at her apartment and post it at Facebook; however, one of the law enforcers took her cell phone from her and deleted the post.
Kseniya Babych is the string correspondent for 112 Ukraine TV channel. The channel has been putting all efforts to protect her in Russia.
Previously on September 30, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation initiated a criminal case against a number of Right Sector leaders and activists, namely, against, Dmytro Yarosh and Andriy Tarasenko, and its directors Andriy Stempitsky, Valeriya Voronova and others. They are accused of extremism.