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Szhu urged not to divide members of the media on the "right and wrong"

The national Union of journalists condemned the division in the country, members of the media on the "right and wrong" and urged law enforcement officers to make proper efforts to combat the preventing of journalistic activity.

According to Massouse, during protests in Kiev on 11-12 June, supporters of former head of the Odessa cell "Right sector" Sergey Sternenko let journalistic employees of the news Agency "Шарий.net". Correspondents were called "propagandists" and their came the threat, and by June 12 they had to use physical force.

The journalists Union also urged the media to condemn any manifestations of interference with journalistic activities and not to encourage the separation of journalists on the "right" and "wrong".

Count of the cases of harassment, intimidation and even murders of journalists in Ukraine goes on tens. In April 2015, at his home in Kiev was killed by Oles Buzina, a little more than a year was killed in a car bombing Pavel Sheremet. These murders are still unsolved. Journalist, Italian state television RAI Mark Inara was not allowed to Ukraine for covering the elections, the editor of the Internet portal "Strenia" of the Igor Guzhva was detained on suspicion of extortion, Zhytomyr journalist Vasily Myravitski was arrested on charges of treason.

More than a year spent in custody the head of the portal "RIA Novosti Ukraine" Kirill Vyshinsky, who was also accused of treason and support for the breakaway republics of Donbass. At the end of August 2019, he was released from custody, and in early September he returned to Russia.

"Right sector"* Ukrainian Association of radical nationalist organizations. In January and February 2014 the militants of the movement participated in the clashes with the police and the seizure of administrative buildings, and from April - in the suppression of protests in the East of Ukraine. In November 2014, the Supreme court has recognized the Union of right-wing extremist organization and banned its activities in Russia. In January 2015, "the Right sector" was included in the list of prohibited in Russia organizations.

*Organization recognized as extremist and banned in Russia.