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Radio Liberty claims that militant of “DPR” threatened the journalists of Donbas.Realii

Radio Liberty claims that Serbian militant Deyan Berich, who fought in Donbas on the side of “DPR”, started openly threatening the journalists of Donbas.Realii (Radio Liberty project).

As the media outlet reports, Berich started threatening after publication of certain material by Donbas.Realii. On October 22, on the website of Radio Liberty, material was published  by the journalists of Donbas.Realii, Andriy Stelmakh and Pavlo Kholodov, “Serbian mercenaries in Donbas: як how Russia recruits Serbs to fight as militants”. In particular, there was a story about Serbian citizen Deyan Berych, who fought in the armed group “DPR”, and who is frequently a hero of stories of Russian television.

The journalists of Radio Liberty came to Serbia to the village of Putintsi, where Berych was born, and made an investigative story about him. In particular, they clarified that his company, which does window renovation, was deep in debt, and that before going to Donbas, Berych worked at Olympic site preparation in Sochi.

The Serbian sniper was enraged by the visit of the journalists of Radio Liberty to his home village. As a response, he published in Youtube a video with threats: “You will pay a dear price for each lie”.

According to the media outlet, Berych made a lot of threats in his ten minute long video.

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