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46 cases for the russian military's crimes against media opened in Ukraine

05.07.2022, 16:43
Photo: Yaghobzadeh Alfred / ABACA / DW
Photo: Yaghobzadeh Alfred / ABACA / DW

46 proceedings for the russian military's crimes against journalists have been instituted in Ukraine.

This was announced on July 5 by the Ministry of Internal Affairs spokeswoman Alyona Matveyeva at a press conference in Kyiv, Ukrinform reports.

"The National Police officers have investigated 46 criminal cases for criminal offenses against mass media representatives committed by the russian military during their invasion of the Ukrainian territory, including the deaths of 29 mass media representatives, the wounding of 15, and the abduction of 11; of those cases, 31 have been handed over to the SBU authorities for investigation," she said.

Currently, National Police officers are investigating 15 criminal cases for russian crimes against journalists, Matveyeva added.

As IMI reported, russia committed 413 crimes against journalists and media in Ukraine during the four months of the full-scale war. As of June 24, the russians have killed a total of 33 journalists, of which eight journalists were killed while carrying out their professional duties.

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