In Kotovsk, unidentified individuals beat the journalist and burned his apartment
At night before May 12, in Kotovsk, Odeska oblast, unidentified individuals broke into the apartment of the journalist Oleksander Yaroshenko, whose pen name is Serhiy Levytanenko. They were wearing masks and camouflage, and wielding clubs. The journalist was beaten; the attackers tried to strangle him saying “You do not love Putin!”. Oleksander managed to jump out of the window and run away. When he returned later, he saw that his apartment was burned. The journalist’s working room was destroyed by fire, along with his computer, camera and cell phones.