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In Torez, the editorial office of the newspaper "Pro gorod" was vandalized and set on fire

13.05.2014, 12:31

On April 18 in Torez (Donetsk oblast), unidentified individuals attacked the office of the local newspaper “Pro gorod” (“About the city”). Chief editor of the newspaper told about this to “Donbass news”.

 According to him, three individuals attacked the office at 2:30 a.m. They broke roller blinds on the windows of the office, broke the window and threw plastic bottles full of flammable liquid into the window, and started fire. The chief editor and a volunteer were present in the office at that time. Using fire extinguishers, they managed to stop the fire, and police and fire brigade arrived at the location only in 20 minutes.

On April 19 during the separatist meeting near the Torez city executive committee, the organizer of the meeting Iryna Poltoratska declared that the editorial office of the newspaper “Pro gorod” was burned, and the crowd cheered and applauded this news.

The team of the newspaper request the Minister of Interior Avakov to influence the chief of city police Vadym Kondakov who sabotages all investigations against the journalists due to his confederacy with Oleksander Kaliusskiy, director of the local enterprise “IRD”.

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