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In Rivne, police tried to obstruct ZIK filming crew

25.12.2014, 15:44

On December 24, in Rivne police officers demanded that the filming crew of the TV channel ZIK leave the premises of the Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Rivnenska oblast and grabbed their camera. This was reported by ZIK correspondent in Rivnenska oblast Anna Makhno on her Facebook page.

According to Makhno, the incident took place when she went to record a comment form the head of the oblast department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Serhiy Maksymov about illegal amber mining. The filming crew arrived and was waiting in the corridor for Maksymov to finish seeing his visitors but some police officers decided the crew was not allowed to be there as it is a secure facility and started to grab the camera. When Makhno asked them to quote the regulatory document based on which the crew had to leave the police officers left them in peace.

 Earlier IMI reported that when the filming crew of the ZIK TV channel visited the site of illegal amber mining they received threats and faced obstruction from men who said they were police. The filming crew submitted a complaint about the threats to local police and reported this in a news story. 

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