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UP learns that the Mykhailo Tkach attack case has been submitted to court

24.04.2024, 15:01

Journalist Mykhailo Tkach (right) and the men who assaulted him. Video screenshot by UP

The law enforcers have sent indictments against citizens O. and Kh., charged with assaulting the "Ukrainian Pravda" journalist Mykhailo Tkach near the "Tandyr" restaurant in Kozyn (Kyiv oblast) on November 17, 2023, to court, reports "Ukrainian Pravda", citing the response to their request by the Prosecutor General's Office.

The indictments were sent to the Obukhiv district court of the Kyiv oblast on January 4, 2024.

"Both are charged with a crime provided for in Part 1 of Art. 28, Part 2, Part 171 (obstructing the legal professional work of journalists) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The litigation is ongoing," reads the reply by the GPU Office.

The prosecutors also noted that the case files in the pre-trial investigation into another unidentified person were allocated to a separate case under the same articles on January 2, 2024.

It is being investigated by the Obukhiv District Police Department.


On the evening of November 17, 2023, "Ukrainian Pravda" journalist Mykhailo Tkach was assaulted while filming in Kozyn, Kyiv oblast.

When a visitor's security noticed the filming, they started shining the high beams and blocking the journalists' cars.

"I got out of the car, said that I was a journalist for 'Ukrainian Pravda'. The security guards started blocking me, and one approached me and kicked the camera, and also hit me," said Tkach.

The Kyiv Oblast opened a case for obstruction of journalistic work (Part 2 of Article 171 of the Criminal Code).

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