In Crimea, on Ukraine's Independence Day, occupation's police inspected 'Inter' journalists and detained activists
On August 24, in Simferopol, Crimea, correspondent Yulia Kriuchkova and camera operator Vitaliy Ziatkovsky, who work for Crimean correspondent office of the TV channel «Inter», were detained by Russian police and taken to the central rayon station of internal affairs to prove their identities. This was reported by the Center for Journalist Investigations with reference to lawyer Dzhemil Temishev.
Russian police officers detained Inter's filming crew when the journalists were recording a video in Taras Shevchenko city park. As of 11 a.m., both Kriuchkova and Ziatkovsky were at the central rayon station.
Later, Kriuchkova informed the Center for Journalist Investigations that police released her and the camera operator after checking their identities. At the police station, they spent about half an hour.
Inter is the only Ukrainian TV channel officially accredited with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia for working in the occupied Crimea.
Also, on August 25, in Simferopol near the monument to Taras Shevchenko Russian police detained two pro-Ukrainian activists, representatives of the Ukrainian Cultural Center Maksym Kuzmin and Leonid Kuzmin. This was reported to the web project «Krym. Realii» by their colleagues from the Ukrainian Cultural Center Veldar Shukurdhyyev. Both Maksym Kuzmin and Leonid Kuzmin (they are not brothers, just have the same surname) were detained for breaking the law on conducting an event though they did not conduct any events -- they just came to lay the flowers to the monument and there they got detained.