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Sevhil Musayeva claimed that Kyiv Post's problems were due to pressure from President's Office. The latter objected

09.11.2021, 15:29
Kyiv Post
Kyiv Post

Sevhil Musayeva, editor-in-chief of Ukrayinska Pravda, claimed that behind-the-scenes problems in the Kyiv Post daily began a few weeks ago and were related to pressure from the President's Office on the edition's owner, Adnan Kivan. Musaeva said this on November 8 on her Facebook page.

She noted that the Kyiv Post was the main source of information about Ukraine for embassies, international organizations and expatriates.

“A source which reported on Wagnergate, the offshore scandal, anti-corruption bodies and reforms in general. Someone probably didn't like it very much. And they made it clear to the owner … Any attempt to influence Brian and his team is a barren scheme, ”the journalist wrote. 

According to her, Brian Bonner (formerly chief editor of Kyiv Post – n/tr)  is known for his fidelity to the principles and during 25 years he could preserve an independent editorial policy: "So they decided to just get rid of him."

For his part, the press secretary of the President of Ukraine Serhiy Nikiforov said that the report about closure of Kyiv Post daily came as "the same surprise for them, as for the all others."

“Whatever the reason was for today's news about KyivPost, we hope that the edition will go on working and preserving the quality and the style that put it at the highest level among the Ukrainian media. At the same time, we are sincerely and unpleasantly surprised at how some politicians and media outlets have come to blame the President's Office or even him personally. Today's news came as a surprise to us, as it did to the all others. We urge you not to try to hype oneself on the problems of that highly-reputed edition, but instead to take an example from it - to make a name for yourself with daily quality work, ” as he wrote.

As IMI reported, on November 8, journalists with Kyiv Post daily claimed the closure of the independent edition was due to pressure from the owner, Odessa developer Adnan Kivan. This is said in a statement on behalf of the KP team.

On November 8, Kyiv Post announced the closure of an independent publication due to pressure from its owner, Odessa-based developer Adnan Kivan.

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