Reporter's equipment damaged at the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra
An unknown man damaged the lighting equipment of the video camera used by an online media outlet's journalist to film a report at the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra.
The law enforcers have opened a case for obstructing journalistic work, as reported on the website of the Kyiv Office of the National Police.
According to the police, a journalist from an online media outlet filed a statement with them regarding obstruction of legal professional work of journalists on Lavrska Street. An investigative team set out to the specified address.
At the site of the incident, the applicant informed the police that an unknown person had damaged his video camera's lighting equipment at the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra.
The law enforcers established that the violator was a Volyn region native, born in 1974.
Based on this, investigators of the Pechersk police department has opened a criminal case under Part 1 of Article 171 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (obstructing the legal professional work of journalists). The sanction of the article provides for a fine of up to fifty tax-free minimum incomes of citizens, up to six months of arrest, or restriction of freedom for a term of up to three years.
As IMI learned from their own sources, the affected journalist works at the online media outlet "Nasha Versia".
As the IMI reported, on April 11, law enforcers submitted an indictment against a Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra of the Holy Dormition minister for breaking the Suspilne filming crew's camera to the court.
On March 30, a UOC MP priest shoved Suspilne correspondent Daria Nematian Zolbin as she tried to ask Metropolitan Pavlo a question, and broke the camera mount of cameraman Viktor Mozgovy. On April 3, the Kyiv police issued a suspicion notice to the UOC MP priest who damaged the media crew's equipment on the premises of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra.
On March 30, Metropolitan of the UOC MP Pavlo Lebid tried to knock the microphone out of the hand of "Espreso" correspondent Valeria Pashko while speaking to journalists at the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra.
On the same day, a person in a cassock damaged the phone charger cable of "Telegraf" photoreporter Yan Dobronosov in the jostling at the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, involving UOC MP Metropolitan Pavlo Lebid.
On the same day, March 30, 2023, Kyiv police opened a criminal case for obstructing journalistic work on the territory of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra.
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