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"Ukraina Moloda" claims they are evicted from "Press of Ukraine", and were told they need to pack and leave their office within three days

05.02.2018, 17:23
Staff of the newspaper “Ukraina Moloda” informs that they received eviction notice from the regional branch of the state Property Fund of Ukraine in Kyiv city, which bound the staff to vacate their office within three days. the office is located in building of “Press of Ukraine” at Peremohy Boulevard in Kyiv. this was reported at the website of newspaper. The administration of newspaper commented that this must be related to the future Presidential elections: “As soon as it is time for elections in Ukraine, mass media should expect surprises. These future elections did not become an exception”. The newspaper's office was located in the building since 1991, and the contract of lease was extended each year. Such short notice will make it impossible to move without disruption the publication of newspaper, which, as the administration of the media outlet claims, is the very purpose of this action initiated by the government. They also added that the same eviction notice was issued to the neighboring office, the one of the newspaper “Silski visti”. "Ukraina Moloda" plans to address the government, the President, and also, international advocacy organizations and diplomatic institutions for protection against this unexpected eviction.
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