Attacks on journalists in Ukraine have become commonplace. Now the radicals have moved on to more ambitious action: they began to burn the unwanted TV channels. Sunday was attacked the building of “inter” — the most successful of the channel Square. At the time of the arson on Schuseva, 26, were nearly a hundred people. Rescuers managed to evacuate people from the heavily smoke-filled rooms, some had to be removed from the roof. And those who tried to arrange in Kiev, another Khatyn already been released after a brief detention. Four of the six detainees have been released.
Undesirables in Ukraine deal with arson fires. Photo: social networks
As told in the social network, the former Intervet Roman Bochkala, approximately at 16.30 in the building ran into several groups of thugs in masks. Having shot a couple of times in the air, the rebels neutralized the guards and fled on the floors, shouting “Fire!”. Some were carrying cans of kerosene, poured it on the eyes of the frightened women, including young mothers. On the street, meanwhile, has already blazed carried everywhere tires. Journalist Elena Zorina appeared on the path arsonists, lost consciousness, she was taken by ambulance. Doctors diagnosed her with a spinal injury. For rehabilitation will need 2 months…
Roman Bochkala, personally explored in the late evening on the premises of the television station, had heard from colleagues the same thing: the police are usually on duty at the main entrance, 15 minutes before the attack, the militants somehow amicably withdrew. Maybe the order came?..
According to the leader of the faction “Opposition bloc” Yury Boiko, in the near future, even more devastating assault could begin on the Demetrius, where is the main office of “inter”. There supposedly left the White Church about two hundred trained “athletes”, led by infamous ex-head of the Department for combating drug trafficking of the MIA of Ukraine Ilya Kiva.
The management of “inter” on Sunday evening complained of the excesses of “professional Ukrainians” the head of state and called on Poroshenko to stop such a cavalier disregard for freedom of speech. Poroshenko invited me to the office of the Secretary of security Council Alexander Turchinov, interior Minister Arsen Avakov and the Chairman of SBU Vasiliy Gritsak. By the way, the interior Minister on the eve of the attack on the “inter” posted a Facebook post in which he called rolling “anti-Ukrainian activities” of “inter”.
The media do not just want to cover: for the broadcast of films showing the Soviet military; for new transfer with Gazmanov, Kobzon and Valeria are prohibited in Ukraine. But first and foremost for a second opinion about the fighting in the Donbass, in the current Ukrainian reality is absolutely unacceptable. It is obvious that the views of the owners of the channel Dmitry Firtash, Serhiy Lyovochkin disagreed with taken in Kiev.
Director of the Ukrainian branch of Institute of CIS countries Denis Denisov believes that, despite the conflicting figures of shareholders “inter”, the attack is not directed against them, and journalists who hold an alternative point of view on the situation in the Donbas.
— Continuing policy of the Ukrainian authorities to intimidate people. The main slogans with which unknown people set fire to the TV station, saying that the problem lies in the ideological plane. Through the channel “inter” can hear those actual problems that a blind eye to the current government. The attack demonstrates the willingness of Kiev to ensure that this will not sound in the media.
Post Arsen Avakov in Facebook can be linked with the attack on the “inter”?
His statement, of course, associated with these developments. Avakov is the curator of a number of volunteer battalions in Ukraine. Do not be surprised if the people who committed the act of vandalism, are controlled by it departments.
— Law enforcement can quickly resolve the situation. Why accurately?
— The Ukrainian government is to blame for the fact that the majority of employees in the trendy police of Ukraine are in a state of hostages. They understand that nothing can oppose members of the volunteer battalions. Fearing for his life, the police are afraid to perform their professional duties.