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Action in support of “Skhemy” journalists to take place in Kyiv today

06.10.2021, 13:43
RAdio Liberty
RAdio Liberty

Today, October 6, at 2 p.m. in Kyiv, an action "Cleanse to Zero" will take place in support of journalists of "Skhemy" Kyrylo Ovsyany and Oleksander Mazur, who were attacked in Ukreximbank, as this was reported on the Facebook page of the action.

The action will take place near the office of Ukreximbank at the address: st. Volodymyr Antonovych, 127.

The organizer of the action is the editor-in-chief of "Ukrayinsk Pravda" Sevhil Musayeva.

The main demand during the action is the resignation of the bank's management for obstructing journalistic activity.

As IMI reported, on October 4 in Kyiv, employees of the state-owned Ukreximbank used brute force against  the film crew of "Skhemy" while recording an interview with the chairman of the financial institution Eugene Metzher right in his office.

The Kyiv Police has initiated criminal proceedings for obstructing the professional activities of journalists of the “Schemes” program (Part 1 of Article 171 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

Ukreximbank accused Schem journalists of misappropriating information with limited access (banking secrecy) and violating the Code of Ethics for Ukrainian Journalists.

On October 4, journalists for “Skhemy”were summoned for questioning as victims to establish all the circumstances of the incident at Ukreximbank during a recording of an interview with Chairman of the Board Yevhen Metzher.

On October 4, the editorial board of "Skhemy" managed to restore the video deleted by Ukreximbank employees during the attack on the film crew in the office of the head of the state bank Yevhen Metzher.

On October 5, the Supervisory Board of Ukreximbank announced that it had begun investigating the circumstances of the conflict with Schemy journalists.

On October 6, Ukreximbank's Chairman of the Board Yevhen Metzher said he would step down from office during the police investigation and an internal bank investigation into the conflict with “Skhemy” journalists.

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