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Donetsk journalists, who wrote about illegal coal mining in Donetsk Oblast, followed by unknown men in Lexus car

21.02.2013, 03:24
 The police of Snizhne city of the Donetsk Oblast is investigating the fact of harassment and obstruction of professional activities of journalists from Donetsk online-editions. correspondent Hanna Dronenko said this to Interfax-Ukraine on February 14.

She said that during the preparation of a material about illegal coal mining in the Donetsk region, near Snizhne city, journalists were harassed by an unknown person in a Lexus car.

"Yesterday (on February 13) investigators game to us and said that the police opened two criminal proceedings on the fact of plundering the depths, where we go as witnesses, and on the fact of harassment, where we are recognized as victims," ??- said Dronenko.

Earlier, on February 7, a group of journalists went to Pervomayska village of the Donetsk Oblast, to take pictures of an illegal mine. At the site, they found that there was an active mining. Journalists photographed the process, and then went to the city police department. "On the way to the city police department,  we were followed by a man in a white Lexus car," - said Dronenko.

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