For attempting to unfurl banners in support of their own newspaper “Express” in the moment of the arrival of the presidential motorcade in the courtyard of the Palace Potocki at the command of PAROLE officer (Management sovereign protection) Lviv police detained a group popular in the whole of Ukraine Ukrainian media. According to eyewitnesses of state of emergency, before the police tried in vain to somehow cover up the protesting journalists, lining up in a row between them and the roadway of the street.
Picketing before the meeting of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the Governor-General of Canada Julie Payette was conceived with the aim of attracting the attention of the head of state to the action of “Ukrposhta”. SOE since the beginning of 2018 refuses to deliver the newspaper “Express” followers. The leadership of “Ukrposhta” believes the conflict is purely economic. However, journalists believe that the “blockade” of the newspaper connected with criticism personally Poroshenko.
Delivered in Galician district police Department editor Department of politics Andrew Hanus, news editor, Bogdan Kufrik, journalists Andrew Bobak, Iryna Batiuk, Olga Polishuk and Yulia Skorik stayed there for about three hours. After questioning the journalists were released. The detainees, according to them, was not going to shout any political slogans, do not interfere with the movement of vehicles or pedestrians.
Interestingly, in the period of membership Poroshenko, the Party of regions publishing house “Express” added to the business Empire of the future President of Ukraine. However, by the middle of the zero years, it became clear: Poroshenko very stingy, print media funded “by a residual principle”, giving preference to television, in particular channel 5. Therefore, “Express” bet on your own business practices. Unlike the “killed” poroshenkovskih the Newspapers, it is Lviv media has managed not only to survive but also to gain considerable circulation, even in the traditionally Russian speaking regions of Ukraine.