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Kremenchuk journalists will be admitted to meetings after Covid restrictions are lifted – Mayor

18.05.2023, 17:18

Kremenchuk Mayor Vitaly Maletsky said that journalists will be admitted to executive committee meetings and City Council sessions after the Ministry of Healthcare lifts the quarantine restrictions.

He said this on May 18 in response to a question by the "Kremenchutska Hazeta" editor Oleh Bulashev.

"But the sessions you will attend will, perhaps, consider two or three issues that do not contain any information that relates to state defense," he said.

As IMI reported, on May 3, Kremenchuk journalists sent a letter to Mayor Vitaly Maletsky, calling for an end to restrictions on the rights of reporters.

"Unfortunately, the Kremenchuk City Council remains completely closed off to journalists: the content of the meetings of the subcommittees and the draft decisions of the executive committee sessions are never made public, and the committee meetings and sessions of the Kremenchuk City Council are not livestreamed. Also, the orders by Mayor Vitaly Maletsky are practically never posted on the City Council website," Kremenchuk journalists note in their address.

In their address, the journalists asked the authorities to listen to their demands, and noted that in case they are not admitted again, they would file a statement with the police regarding a criminal offense under Art. 171 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

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