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Razumkov changed procedure for press admittance to parliament

07.10.2020, 11:22
Photo credit: golos.com.ua
Photo credit: golos.com.ua

On October 5, an order amending the procedure for admitting press to the Parliament building has been signed by Dmytro Razumkov, Chairman of The Verkhovna, as this is reported on the parliament’s website.

Dmytro Razumkov signed the order "On Amendments to the Order of the Chairman of The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine" On Additional Measures to Prevent Acute Respiratory Disease "dated March 12, 2020 №151.

According to the changes, the mass media professionals are allowed to get in the administrative building of the Verkhovna Rada (5 Hrushevskoho Street) upon presenting one’s permanent accreditation card and additional passes valid for one attendance, as follows: 

-up to 120 people: in the press center on the second floor; 

-up to 30 people: in the press box of the balcony of the Verkhovna Rada sitting hall;

-no more than two TV crews (up to four people) are allowed from TV channels; 

-from news agencies: up to two people;

-from other editions: one person each.

Admission of media representatives to the building on Hrushevskoho, 5 street is carried out via the first entrance in the order of arrivals upon presentment of a permanent accreditation card and additional passes valid for one attendance, which will be issued at the entrance to the building, and must be returned to this post after work. 

Admission of cameramen / photojournalists with professional equipment to the press box will also take place in the order of arrivals.

Previous additional cards are not valid, the report said.

As IMI reported, on March 12, Razumkov signed an order "On additional measures aiming to prevent incidence of acute respiratory disease." According to it, journalists are not allowed outside the press center of the parliament for the period of quarantine.

On May 28, Dmytro Razumkov amended the March 12 the Order “On Additional Measures to Prevent incidence of Acute Respiratory Disease”. According to the order, from June 1, media representatives are allowed to the press box of the balcony of the Verkhovna Rada meeting hall, in the order of arrival, and their total number in this box may not exceed 30 people.

On August 23, Dmytro Razumkov said that due to the deteriorating epidemic situation, journalists would not be allowed on the sidelines of the Verkhovna Rada with the start of a new plenary session on September 1.

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