List of journalists injured during confrontations in January in Kyiv (NEW update)

11:27 22.01.2014

1. On January 19, during the confrontations the news photographer of «Novaia Gazeta» (Russia) Yevhen Feldman was injured. Feldman informed that he was injured by the explosion of a flash bang grenade; he has cuts on his face and a bloodied nose.

2. On January 19, a flash bang grenade injured Viacheslav Veremiy, a correspondent of the section ‘Kyiv’ of the newspaper ‘Vesti’. A grenade chip hit his left eye, and his left arm was injured.

3. On January 19, the editor of Nizhyn online media outlet ‘Uezdnye Novosti’ Igor Volosiankin was injured during the events. He was first hit by a flash bang grenade and later injured in the leg.

4. On January 19, on live broadcast police officers intentionally shot at Anatoliy Lazarenko, a Spilno.tv reporter and camera operator with non-lethal weapon and injured his hand.

5. On January 19, during the confrontations Yanek Falkevych, a camera operator, was injured: a chip from a flash bang grenade hit him in the brow and cut it.

6. On January 19, Igor Iskhakov, a journalist of “Radio Liberty”, was injured by an explosion у of a flash bang grenade during the confrontations between protesters and police officers. He sustained numerous bruises and contusions.

7. Dmytro Barkar, a journalist of “Radio Liberty”, was beaten by police officers when he was detained on January 20. They also beat Ihor Iskhakov, who was earlier injured by an explosion of a flash bang grenade.

8. On January 20, titushkis (thugs hired to do the government's illegal bidding) beat Maks Levin, a LB.ua news photographer, when he was returning in the morning to his car after the events of January 19.

9. On January 19, Galyna Sadomtseva, a coordinator and streamer for Spilno.tv, was injured by grenade chips – in the face and in the legs.

10. On January 19, Oleksander Brams, a news photographer of the magazine “Komentari”, was injured. His shoulder is dislocated and he has several grenade chips in his leg.

11. On January 20, Natalka Pisnia, a journalist of the 1+1 TV channel, was hit in the leg from a non-lethal weapon.

12. On January 19, during the confrontations between protesters and police officers a flash bang grenade injured Volodymyr Tyshchenko, a journalist of the website and newspaper of the All-Ukrainian Association «Svoboda». A grenade chip hit him in the leg. And on January 20, in the morning he was hit with a rubber bullet.

13. On January 20, Volodymyr Karagiaur, a camera operator of the online TV channel «Spilnobachennia», was detained by police and accused of providing gasoline for explosive compounds the rally participants are using.

14. On January 19, Oleksander Klymenko, a news photographer of the newspaper "Golos Ukrainy", was injured. A grenade exploded under his feet around 9 p.m., as a result, he had a hole in his cheek and a hole in his leg. At the hospital, a doctor pulled a piece of his pants and three plastic grenade frags from the leg would.

15. On January 19, a shot hit the tablet of Bogdan Kutepov, a journalist of Hromadske TV. A tablet with a PRESS sticker did not break but the bullet left a trace. He believes that if it were a lead bullet, not a rubber one, it would have gone directly through the tablet.

16. A bullet hit the camera held by Ivan Nakonechny, a camera operator of Channel 5, when he came up closer to the barricades; the camera stopped working. He admits he was lucky it hit his camera and not his head.

17. On January 19, Berkut fighters were rocking the bus, on which journalists and photographers were standing, and Denys Savchenko, a camera operator of Channel 5, fell down. They caught him, tore his PRESS badge and pulled him to the prison truck. Now he is at home with a broken leg, he cannot walk.

18. On January 19, Oleksander Kovalevskiy, a camera operator of the «24» TV channel, was injured by an explosion of a flash bang grenade. After the grenade explosion, his ear started bleeding. He was examined by doctors, who told him the injury was minor.

19. Anton Berezhnoy, a Spilno.tv camera operator and reporter, sustained a big bruise on his shoulder and two broken fingers.

20. Tymur Ibragimov, a Spilno.tv streamer, sustained two cuts from chips of flash bang grenades.

21. Tymur Bedernychek, a camera operator of Spilno.tv, sustained numerous burns of the legs.

22. Bogdan Babych, one of the founders of the project Spilno.tv, was injured in the leg by a chip of a flash bang grenade.

23. Dmytro Surnin, a Russian journalist and ex-editor-in-chief of the newspaper «Moi Rayon» (Moscow), was hit by a rubber bullet.

24. Oleksiy Simakov, a STB journalist, was injured in the leg by a chip from a flash bang grenade.

25. On January 19, during the confrontations between protesters and police officers Roman Pilipey, a freelance photographer, was injured — he was hit in the back of the head with a brick thrown by rally participants.

26. On January 19, Danylo Yevtukhov, the senior editor of the website of the 'Krytyka' magazine was injured by an explosion of a flash bang grenade. His eyelid was cut. At the same time, he was hit by a rubber bullet in the arm.

27. Ivan Liubysh-Kirdey, a camera operator of the "1+1" TV channel and freelance photographer for the newspaper "Day" was affected by a gas grenade, which went off under his feet tearing his pants, shoes and cutting his legs superficially and had a lungful of gas.

28. On January 19, a rubber bullet hit in the eye Volodymyr Zinchenko, a ICTV camera operator, who was covering the confrontations between protesters and police officers.

29. Vitaliy Tereshchenko, a news photographer, fell down a bus and was injured, when Berkut sharply moved the bus with journalists and camera operators standing on top.

30. On January 20, during the confrontations between protesters and police officers Roman Malk, a journalist of the magazine "Ukrainsky Tyzhden", was hit in the eye with an unidentified object, probably a rubber bullet.

31. On January 20, when covering the confrontations between protesters and police officers Yulia Kruk, a journalist of «Nadzvychaini Novyny» of the ICTV TV channel, was affected by tear gas.

32. On January 19, Pavlo Ivanov, a journalist of Ukrainian Youth Informational Agency, was injured. He was hit by four bullets. Three stuck in his helmet, and one more is still in his head.

33. On January 19, Vlad Bovtruk, a camera operator of Hromadske TV, was injured when covering the confrontations. Rubber bullets hit him in the leg and the stomach.

34. On January 20, Yuriy Usyk, a camera operator of Channel 5, filmed how a Berkut fighter shot him directly in the camera lens.

35. Stanislav Grigoriev, a correspondent of the Russian TV channel REN TV, was injured by an explosion of a flash bang grenade. Now, he is in hospital with an open fracture of a leg.

36. On January 21, Berkut fighters shot Oleg Veremiyenko, a camera operator of the online TV station «Prykhovana Pravda», in the head with a rubber bullet.

37. Dmytro Dvoichenkov, a camera operator for the online TV station "Espreso-TV", who was broadcasting live from Hrushevskoho Street, was captured by Berkut fighters and taken to the police truck. 

38. Oleksander Sybirtsev, a special correspondent from Odesa for the newspaper "Vesti", was injured by a flash bang grenade.

39. Vasyl Fedosenko, a Bilorussian news photographer for Reuters Agency stationed in Kyiv, was injured by a rubber bullet.  

40. On January 21, Berkut shot in the direction of the “Espreso-TV” filming crew — operator Oleksiy Novitsky and journalist Illia Berezenko, who were covering the events on Hrushevskoho Street,  the bullet missed.

41. On January 22, police snipers were shooting in the head of the journalist of The Associated Press Yefrem Lukatsky.

42. On January 22, police snipers shot the journalist of The Associated Press Dmytro Vlasov in the groin three times.

43. On January 23, Berkut fighters beat and detained the editor of the project Lenta.doc Andriy Kiseliov, who was covering the confrontations in the capital as a part of the assignment from the editorial office of Lenta.ru. Kiseliov made a call from the police truck and informed about his detainment.

44. On January 22, on Hrushevskoho Street in Kyiv a freelance photographer Maksym Dondiuk was injured by an explosion of a flash bang grenade. It went off right under his feet, and its chips injured his left leg and left bruises all over his body. 

45. On January 22, on Hrushevskoho Street the camera operator of the documentary pproject BABYLON'13 Yuri Gruzynov sustained three gun wounds.

46. On the eve of January 22, during the filming on Hrushevskoho Street Mstyslav Chernov, a photographer of the online media outlet ‘Mediaport’, was injured. Berkut fighters intentionally threw at him a flash bang grenade although he was wearing a luminescent PRESS vest.

47. On January 23, Berkut fighters were throwing stones and a flash bang grenade at journalists who were following the UDAR leader Vitaliy Klitschko on Hrushevskoho Street.

47. On the eve of January 23, Oleg Ogilko, the chief and film operator of Cherkasy local website 0472.ua, was covering the events near Cherkasy Oblast State Administration when unidentified men in civvies detained and savagely beat him. He sustained a contusion of both kidneys, a a swelled head, bruising and traces of beating all over his body. 

48. On Hrushevskoho Street, a foreign journalist was wounded in the leg with a rubber bullet. Doctors diagnosed him with a muscle tissue contusion.

49. on January 24, soldiers of internal troops beat Myroslav Mysa, a journalist of the radio station «Holos Svobody», took away his phone and threatened to beat any other journalist or photographer who would come close to make photos or videos of them.

50. On January 26, in Zaporizhzhia Dmytro Smolienko, a journalist of the website «Vsia Vlast», was beaten during the police crackdown on the local Maidan protest rally. He was beaten by both titushkos and Berkut fighters. He was diagnosed with a head trauma and contusion of muscle tissue on his arms, and his equipment was smashed.

51. On January 26, in Dnipropetrovsk during the confrontation between the rally participants and «titushkos», the filming crew of the ICTV TV channel was targeted by those throwing stones. The camera operator was injured with a stone in the neck, the camera was smashed.

52. On January 26, in Dnipropetrovsk, when filming the protest rally near the building of the oblast state administration, where the protesters clashed with police, the journalists of the TV channel 34 were injured. The camera operator Sergiy Kochet got hit in the head with a stone. He was spared from injury by a helmet he was wearing. He was also injured in the back from a non-lethal weapon.

53. On January 26, in Dnipropetrovsk when filming the protest rally near the building of the oblast state administration, where the protesters clashed with police, the journalists of the TV channel 34 were injured. The camera operator Danylo Peterimov was beaten with truncheons (his arm is probably fractured).

54. On January 26, in Dnipropetrovsk when filming the protest rally near the building of the oblast state administration, where the protesters clashed with police, the journalists of the TV channel 34 were injured. The journalist Natalia  Svetlova was hit with truncheons.

55. On January 25, in Kharkiv young thugs in tracksuits attacked the column of EuroMaidan rally participants. During the incident one journalist got a head injury.

56. On January 26, in Zaporizhzhia during the police crackdown on EuroMaidan the editor-in-chief of the newspaper “Mria” Yuriy Gudymenko was injured. Unidentified men hit the journalist with a truncheon on his hand and broke a finger.

57. On the eve of January 27, in Cherkasy the staff correspondent of the Inter TV channel Stanislav Kukharchuk was injured during the police crackdown on the protesters, who were trying to take over the building of the oblast state administration. The journalist showed his ID to the Berkut fighter, but the fighter threw him on the ground with a hit of his truncheon and then several Berkut fighters threw several more hits with their truncheons at Kukharchuk already on the ground.

58. On January 26, in Cherkasy during the police crackdown on EuroMaidan protesters the journalist of Polish Public TV channel "Belsat" Sergiy Marchuk was injured by Berkut fighters.

59. On January, 26 in Cherkasy during the police crackdown on EuroMaidan protesters the journalist of Polish Public TV channel "Belsat" Yuriy Vysotskiy was injured, he was detained by police.

60. On January 26, in Kirovograd police officers used truncheons to hit Volodymyr Hryshko, a member of the National Journalist Union of Ukraine, on the back and the kidneys to push him out of the building of Kirovograd oblast state administration.   

61. On January 25, in Kharkiv a thug in a tracksuit smashed the photo camera of the 1+1 TV channel photographer Sergiy Alekseyev. Alekseyev himself sustained no injuries.

62. On January 22, in Donetsk during the rallies of both supporters and opponents of EuroMaidan unidentified thugs stroke several blows in the head and in the body of Ihor Monastyriov, the camera operator of the ‘Donbas’ TV channel, and tried to take away his camera.

63. On January 22, a rubber bullet hit the photo camera of the journalist of the online media outlet 20minut.ua from Ternopil, Vitaly Derekh, who was covering the events on Hrushevskoho Street in Kyiv.

64. On January 26, Sergiy Yefimov, a camera operator of the TV and Radio company "Vikka," was assaulted by Berkut fighters during the crackdown of Cherkasy EuroMaidan.  He was helping the journalist from the Inter TV channel Stanislav Kukharchuk, who was being beaten by Berkut fighters, and they smashed Yefimov’s camera and threatened to beat him, too.

65. On January 26, in Dnipropetrovsk during the confrontations near the Oblast State Administration right in front of the police thugs in tracksuits smashed the laptop of Yaroslav Markin, a journalist of the newspaper "Vesti."

66. On January 26, in Dnipropetrovsk in the building of the Oblast State Administration titushkis were threatening Natalia Belovytska, a journalist of the newspaper "Uriadovy Kurier", they tore her bag and took away her thumb drive.

67. On January 28, in Simferopol in front of the police titushkis assaulted Sergiy Mokrushyn, a journalist of the Center of Journalist Investigations, and smashed his photo camera.

68. On January 28, in Dniprodzerzhynsk in the -10 C freezing cold an employee of the Ministry of Emergencies poured water on the editor-in-chief of the local newspaper "Sobytie" Mykhailo Baltaksu, who was filming, how the authorities were getting ready for the charge on Dniprodzerzhynsk city executive committee.  

69. On January 29, in Kyiv in Mariyinsky park participants of the rally in support of the Party of Regions took away from Bohdan Kutiepov, a journalist of the online TV station Hromadske.tv,  his Parliament accreditation badge and his tablet, from which he was live streaming.

70. On January 19, during the conformations on Hrushevskoho Street in Kyiv the news photographer of the newspaper “Antykoruptsiyne Biuro Ukrainy” Oleksander Senko was injured by a gas grenade thrown by police.

71. On January 26, during the crackdown on the rally in Zaporizhzhia titushkis assaulted Yevhen Udovychenko, a journalist of Zaporizhzhia Oblast State TV and Radio Station, and took away his camera and documents. After that he was beaten by police and detained. On January 28, the court sentenced him to two months of home arrest.  

72. On January 25, in Mykolayiv participants of the rally in support of the Party of Regions were not letting Yevhen Homoniuk, the correspondent of the online media outlet «NikLife», to the building of the Oblast  State Administration, he was surrounded by several persons, who started to push him away, insult him, and threaten with physical violence.

73. On January 25, in Cherkasy one of Berkut fighters snatched the photo camera from the hands of Marianna Nemchenko, a news photographer of the online media outlet "Pro Vse," when she was making photos of the operation of detention of a group of young people, and forced her to delete all photos and videos she made under the threat of smashing her camera.

74. On January 26, in Dnipropetrovsk during the confrontation between the protest rally participants and titushkis several stones were thrown in the camera crew of the ICTV TV channel. Denys Synegin, the TV channel’s camera operator, was injured in the neck and in the head, his camera was destroyed. 

75. On January 30, in Dnipropetrovsk on the "anti-Maidan" a hired thug smashed the camera of the Novy Kanal TV channel camera operator Yuri Khrystian.

76. On the eve of February 1, law enforcer in civilian clothing kidnapped Nikita Perfiliev, a Russian journalist, and his colleague – camera operator Anton Zakharov, kept them in an underground compound and beat them. They kicked the journalist’s teeth in.

77. On the eve of February 1, law enforcer in civilian clothing kidnapped a Russian journalist and camera operator Anton Zakharov and his colleague – journalist and blogger Nikita Perfiliev, kept them in an underground compound and beat them.  



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