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In Lutsk, passenger of shuttle van broke camera of “Avers” journalists

On December 30 in Lutsk, two women in the shuttle bus following from Kyiv to Lutsk nroke the camera of the filming crew  of the TV channel “Avers”. This was in the story of TRC “Avers”, “Volynski Novyny” report.

As per the story, two women who introduced themselves as officials of prosecutor’s office in Kyiv, provoked a conflict on the way to Lutsk. They were swearing and offending the Volyn residents, and in the end, started pushing the elderly woman who spoke against them.

When the buss arrived to Lutsk, activists and journalists were already waiting for them. The trip ended with threats against the journalists and activists. One of the women threw herself at the journalist and broke the lighting on the camera.

Later the women admitted that they are not with the prosecutor’s office, just wanted to scare the journalists.

In half an hour, patrol police and investigations group arrived to the site.

The filming crew, journalist Vira Shevchuk and cameraman Dmytro Kudyk – filed a complaint against the women, and a criminal proceeding was opened on this case.

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