62 cases for crimes against media workers opened in Ukraine since the start of the full-scale war
Since the start of the full-scale war, the National Police of Ukraine has opened 62 cases regarding crimes committed against media workers.
This was reported on Facebook by acting head of the National Police of Ukraine, Ivan Vyhivsky.
"Since the beginning of the enemy's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the National Police has initiated 62 proceedings over crimes against media representatives, among which 36 were killed, 18 were injured and 12 were kidnapped," he clarified.
Vyhivsky noted that Ukrainian journalists were competent, committed and extraordinary.
"To be in the hottest spots of our homeland without a weapon in hand, but with a microphone, a photo or video camera. To remain in danger in order to document the difficult and painful pages of our country's history. To be in places where the world is black and white, and to speak the truth, to remind the world about our values, about humanity and honesty. Enduring and winning fierce battles on the information front every day. And some even left their job to take up arms," said the head of the NPU.
As IMI reported, IMI experts recorded 11 crimes against freedom of speech in Ukraine in May. Four of those were committed by Russia and targeted Ukrainian media and journalists.
Help us be even more cool!