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TV crew of "112 Ukraina" attacked in Kharkiv region, as they filmed a story about forest theft

28.08.2019, 18:52
Photo credit: screeshot from the video of "112 Ukraina"
“112 Ukraina” TV channel reported its TV crew was attacked by some administrative forestry enterprise employees in the village of Zolochiv, in Kharkiv region. The incident happened while the journalists were shooting a story about a forest theft. According to the channel, forestry workers blocked the car of the TV crew and punched the wheels, and also threatened with physical violence. The journalist of the TV channel Oleg Reshetnyak could call the police, who arrived to the spot, but did not intervene: the policemen were observing the happening without trying to intervene, as the report says. The group is currently awaiting the arrival of the CORD special unit. Journalist Oleg Reshetnyak made live stand-up and described what was happening, but they saw it and took away his camera. “We were filming one of the forestry management enterprise, we launched a quadcopter to see the scale of the entire forest production, and then the workers, an aggressive lawyer, ran out. Now the wheels are completely deflated, the car is locked. Now, according to our information, the CORD special police group is on the way. Right now, they are requiring us to give them flash drives, to which we have stored our videos, and we refuse to give them away. We are constantly threatened with violence, they are swearing, a car with European plate is there, it blocked the road, the wheels are deflated, ”-  Reshetnyak told. Also, as to the TV channel, Oleg Reshetnyak was beaten during the attack. They called an ambulance for him. “112 Ukraina” required the law enforcement agencies to intervene immediately.
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