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In Odessa, unknowns threatened the StopCor journalists and rammed their car

01.07.2019, 18:30
Photo credits:  stopcor.org
In Odessa, on June 27, some unidentified young men threatened the "Stop Corruption" TV crew and rammed their car, as to "StopCore". The incident occurred, as the journalists were preparing a story covering activities of the chairman of the Kiev district court of Odessa Sergei Chvankin. The “StopCor” journalists found the attack to be related to their investigation of abuse of office and misinformation made public by the head of the Kiev district court in Odessa Serhiy Chvankin. The journalists got to the territory of the luxury housing complex "Oasis", where the judge had purchased an estate worth a million dollars. "The journalists could shoot the house, where the judge lives, afterwards their car was followed and then near the courthouse a car smashed into their parked car. And our colleague-driver was at this moment inside", - the “StopCor” reported. As the driver told, the collision was arranged deliberately. "I was sitting at the driver's seat and felt an impact. The red car "Zhyguli" smashed the left side. After that, he drove 3-4 meters forward and stopped ", - he said. According to the journalist Asya Shevchenko, the judge Serhiy Chvankin might be behind this incident. "We believe that the judge Chvankin ordered this ram attack. Because, the accident occurred after his elite house was filmed and it occurred close the courthouse he presides ", said the journalist for "StopCore "Asya Shevchenko. Journalists called the police. The police qualified the incident under the part 1 of Art. 345-1 ("Threat or violence targeting the journalist") of the Criminal Code, as to the website of the National Police in the Odessa region. The correspondent appealed to the police saying their service car was attacked and they were threatened while they were working on a journalistic investigation. The incident is probed.
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