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Officers of Ukrainian State Security Department attacked journalists of “Skhemy” near the restaurant where high officials stayed

16.09.2017, 10:50
On September 16, the officers of Ukrainian State Security Department attacked the filming crew of “Skhemy” near one of the restaurants in Koncha-Zaspa near Kyiv, Radio Liberty reports. The establishment was at that time visited by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, Vice Speaker of the Parliament Iryna Hershchenko and a numbe rof other politicians. “We were 5 meters from the road, near the forest, when the officers of the Security Department attacked us and brought the operator down to the ground. We pushed through to the road. The cameraman had his arm injured, I do not feel any injuries for now”, the journalist of the project Mykhailo Tkach said. He added that when the journalists tried to call police, the Security Department officers attacked them again. “I stopped calling and started photographing this”, Mykhailo said.   “Skhemy” is the joint project of journalist investigations of Radio Liberty and TV channel “UA:First”.
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