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In Luhansk region, antagonist of Ukraine’s integration into Europe attacked Inter journalists

24.12.2013, 18:23

On December 17, at the check point "Izvaryne" on the border between Ukraine and Russia, an unknown resident of the village of Izvaryne in Luhanska oblast was impeding the filming crew of the Inter TV channel, who were there to cover the motor rally of the supporters of Ukraine’s integration with the European Union. The man was aggressive towards the journalist Ruslan Mishchenko and cameraman Vitaliy Romas, he even hit the camera, “Podrobnosti” inform.

The journalists were filming the conflict between the rally participants and local residents, who support Ukraine’s joining of the Customs Alliance.

The motor rally participants wanted to install the European Union’s flag at the check point “Izvaryne”, but one of the locals grabbed the flag and tossed it away into the snow.

When the Inter cameraman started filming this, another local attacked the journalists and hit the camera several times, demanding not to film the conflict.

The attacker was aggressive and paid no attention to the journalists, who explained to him that they are only doing their job. The journalists and the camera sustained no damage. 

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