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In Moscow, police detained UNIAN journalist Roman Tsymbaliuk and "1+1" cameraman for several hours

22.03.2017, 14:25

On March 21, Moscow police arrested UNIAN correspondent in Russia Roman Tsymbaliuk, 1+1 TV channel cameraman Mykyta Borodin and Zakhar Sarapulov, a post-graduate student at the Faculty of History of the Moscow State University, who on March 18 flew a Ukrainian flag over the University dorm on the anniversary of Crimea annexation. Roman Tsymbaliuk reported to UNIAN.

As Tsymbaliuk said in a comment to UNIAN, he had been detained following his interview with Zakhar Sarapulov.

”After we recorded the interview, Zakhar took out the flag of Ukraine, and we also filmed it. Then the police approached and started checking our IDs. As a result, the police said that we had allegedly held a rally and, probably, shouted some sort of slogans; and now we are being taken to the police station located in the building of the Moscow State University. They took away our passports and accreditation papers,” Tsymbalyuk said.

The journalist states that detention is groundless. ”Under Russian law, they did not have the right to detain us. We were filming in a public place, out on the street, almost in the park,” he said.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine called the detention of an UNIAN journalist in Moscow Roman Tsymbaliuk a provocation by Russian authorities.

UNIAN news agency considered unacceptable detention of their employees in Russia and called on the law enforcement bodies of the Russian Federation to act within the framework of Russian legal field and the Russian Constitution, and to stop illegal actions against their employees.

 

Photo - Unian

 

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