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Butusov won’t accept state protection of those from whom threat comes

29.11.2021, 19:31
Photo credit: Youriy Butusov's Facebook page
Photo credit: Youriy Butusov's Facebook page

Yuriy Butusov, the editor-in-chief of Censor.Net, has not yet received proposals for state protection, but he won’t going to accept it, if proposed.

Yuriy Butusov commented to Radio Svoboda on the words of the adviser to the head of the Office of the President Oleksiy Arestovych, who said Burtusov would need state protection and could be targeted as another Gongadze.

Butusov claimed that he could not accept protection from government agencies.

“The biggest threat to my life right now are the leaders of the State: President Zelensky, in particular the head of the President’s Office Yermak, head of the SBU Bakanov, the deputy head of the President's Office Tatarov, the head of the intelligence committee Demchenko and the acting head of the SBI Sukhachev. I believe that the threat to my life comes primarily from these officials who provoked the conflict and continue to try to discredit me and at any cost to silence or discredit my reports about the network of Russian traitors, Russian agents inside the President's Office, who blew the whole a number of special operations of the Directorate General of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense in 2020, ” as Butusov said.

The agencies he mentioned, with the exception of the SBI, have not yet commented on the row involving the journalist.

Butusov also said that the State Bureau of Investigation has not tried to contact him after reports of proceedings started over the video in which he shoots with a howitzer.

"They wrote on Sunday (about the criminal proceedings - ed.), but nothing happened during the working day," he commented.

As IMI reported, Oleksiy Arestovych, the speaker of the Ukrainian delegation to the Tripartite Contact Group and a freelance adviser to the head of the President's Office, believes that editor-in-chief Yuriy Butusov could be killed , so he will ask for state protection.

As IMI reported, Oleksiy Arestovych, the speaker of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group and a supernumerary adviser to the head of the President's Office, believes that editor-in-chief Yuriy Butusov could be killed, so he will ask for state protection for the journalist. According to Arestovych, Yuriy Butusov was "planned as another Gongadze." “... Butusov is being driven up as a sacred victim, he has already been planned as another Gongadze.(…) And this, according to the plan, will be a signal to start mass riots, amid a sincere indignation of citizens. And all this against the background of the build-up of Russian troops at the border. Is the scenario clear, isn’t ? The perfect ball game for Russia.”

As IMI reported, on November 28, State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) has launched crimininal proceedings over the video shot by the  editor-in-chief of Yuriy Butusov. Investigators consider a video posted on November 27 by Yuriy Butusov on his Facebook page, showing him firing a howitzer.

In the video, the journalist fires a 152-mm D-20 howitzer with the words: "Fire on the occupiers!" Yuriy Butusov later added that the video was shot a long time ago and during a training.

For his part, Yuri Butusov found that in this way, the President Volodymyr Zelensky took revenge on him "for his shameful press conference."

As IMI reported, on November 26, the President Volodymyr Zelensky accused the editor-in-chief of of deaths in Donbas due to publication of a video of a Bayraktar drone. Yuriy Butusov replied to the head of state, saying he lied.

After the press marathon, Yuriy Butusov said he would sue the President Volodymyr Zelensky for slander.

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