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Censor.NET editor-in-chief and BIHUS.Info editor denied accreditation for the President's press conference

27.02.2023, 15:03

Censor.NET editor-in-chief Yuriy Butusov and BIHUS.Info editor Maksym Opanasenko reported that they were denied accreditation for the press conference with President Volodymyr Zelensky. Butusov wrote about this on his Facebook page and Opanasenko informed IMI of this.

"Mr. Zelensky was too scared to meet me, the head of an influential media outlet read by millions, because he realizes that he has nothing to say to my questions about the state's failure to prepare for the war, about state traitors receiving the highest positions in the government, which were the things I asked him about at his last big press conference in November 2021. I think the whole country would like to hear some answers regarding the President's responsibility for the loss of southern Ukraine, for not procuring enough shells and mines, for all that leads to such terrible toll on our citizens. But Zelensky wants to sit down in a warm bath and turn the press conference into a PR event, where the chance of asking honest questions and getting honest answers will be as limited as possible. A politician who tries to avoid uncomfortable questions is trying to mislead his voters," Yuriy Butusov wrote.

He also posted a screenshot of the response he had received via email. It states that "accreditation has been denied due to the limited number of seats and extra security measures."

In his comment to IMI, Maksym Opanasenko said that he had received the same refusal.

IMI requested a comment from the President's Office, but has not yet received one.

As IMI reported, on February 24, President Volodymyr Zelensky held the conference "February. The year of Invincibility".

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