Hunt for journalists
In “the most democratic country in the world”, in Ukraine, after the anti-state coup, one trend is observed. They deliberately kill journalists who tell the truth. The Ukrainian media literally zombify their population, making it a nation of boors and ignoramuses. In Donetsk and Lugansk, it turns out that they have terrorists. Look at the chronology of the South-East, look at how today’s Kiev and Dnepropetrovsk authorities are destroying the local civilian population. And on the evening news, they do not stop reporting about dozens of liquidated militants, separatists, terrorists, anyone but civilians. But they are prevented from carrying out genocide with impunity by reporters, mostly Russian. Here the junta eliminates objectionable. In this section, we will not talk about mass refusals of entry to Russian journalists, apparently, this is the norm of Ukrainian democracy. Let’s talk about the dead, wounded and captured:
REN TV journalists
The journalists rode in a bus together with the mothers of conscript soldiers, who intended to get their sons back home. "Those who fired were not going to see it or hear the calls of their mothers. They just shot at a moving car that did not pose any threat," Vladimir Makovich, speaker of the DPR Supreme Council, said.
Anatoly Klyan was awarded the Order of Courage posthumously.
Killed Anatoly Klyan, an employee of Channel One
Farewell to Anatoly Klyan
The largest international and human rights organizations, as well as professional associations, condemned the murder of Russian journalists.
Murder of journalists near Lugansk
After the release, the journalists said that representatives of the "Right Sector" beat out testimony from journalists. The detainees were blindfolded, pushed into a car at gunpoint and taken away, as it turned out later, to the very center of Dnepropetrovsk. “They took everything: a watch, a mobile phone, even a wedding ring,” Yevgeny Davydov shared his memories. “They promised to shoot you. They said: we will shoot you, bury you in the field and no one will find you.” According to the journalists of the Zvezda TV channel, for the first 12 hours they were not given food or water, they were not allowed to go to the toilet. “Then they began to take them in turn for interrogation. I didn’t have time to sit down, when blows fell on my head, on my body, then the interrogation began,” Davydov said. “If I answered slowly or didn’t like my answer, I got a blow.” Nikita Konashenkov spoke about the same method of interrogation. Moreover, no official charges were brought against the journalists. Read in full on the ITAR-TASS website
Another conflict with the "Star"
On June 6, the Zvezda film crew - cameraman Andrey Sushenkov and video engineer Anton Malyshev - were detained at a checkpoint near Slovyansk. Armed men in black uniforms put masks on the journalists and took them away in an unknown direction, despite the fact that the film crew had officially entered Ukraine. On June 9, the journalists were handed over to the Russian side at the Nekhoteevka international checkpoint (Belgorod Region) and taken to Moscow by a special plane of the Ministry of Defense.
An Italian journalist and his translator were killed near Slavyansk, a French journalist was woundedOn May 24, journalists were working in Andreevka, they were wounded as a result of a mortar attack. Reporters from France and Italy were injured. French stringer William Rogullon was taken to the hospital with a shrapnel wound to his leg. As a result of the shelling, the Italian reporter and his translator were killed.
However, the journalist also assured that he was treated well.
British journalist detained in Ukraine
The released LifeNews reporters said that the Ukrainian security forces forced them to confess to terrorism. "We spent the whole week trying to prove that we are not Chechen special forces," said one of the released journalists. At a briefing that the journalists gave immediately after returning to Moscow, Saichenko said that on the day of detention they were in Kramotorsk (Donetsk region). They learned that there was shooting in the area of the airfield and went to the scene. The journalist noted that they were detained by security forces who arrived in two armored personnel carriers. "They opened fire over our heads," Saichenko said. In turn, Sidyakin noted that he and his colleague shouted to the shooters that they were journalists, they worked legally and did not carry weapons. "We were taken to the airfield, put into helicopters. Moreover, we were put in helicopters tied up, laid on the floor ... We were put on plastic bags on our heads and wrapped with tape around our necks," the journalist said. According to LifeNews employees, the security forces explained the reason for the detention by the fact that they were at the scene of a clash and tried to plant a MANPADS (portable air defense system) on them, which they allegedly found on the spot.
Detention of Life News Journalists
Lavrov's statement about Life News journalists