Copyright © 2024 Euromaidanpress.com

The work of Euromaidan Press is supported by the International Renaissance Foundation

When referencing our materials, please include an active hyperlink to the Euromaidan Press material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. To reprint anything longer, written permission must be acquired from [email protected].

Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Journalists in Sevastopol beaten by Russians assaulting Ukrainian military unit

Journalists in Sevastopol beaten by Russians assaulting Ukrainian military unit
Article by: Yuriy Lukanov
Translated by: Christine Chraibi
Edited by: A. N.

Journalists in Sevastopol were severely beaten during the attack on the Ukrainian military unit #2355 on March 7.

Lilya Budjurova wrote on FB:

Ukrainian journalists that were near the military unit #2355 (tactical unit “Krym”) were assaulted by “Aksenov’s combatants”. The journalists were severely beaten, the car in which Yelena Mekhanik was in was chased. They smashed the car and took away the cameras.

Ukrainska Pravda reports that apart from Yelena Mekhanik, journalist Andriy Tapliyenko and two more cameramen from “Inter” were in the car.

Dmitriy Belotserkovets, coordinator of the youth organisation in the UDAR party, wrote on FB:

I will start writing emotionally… but I have never seen such Fascism-Nazism-Genocide in my life. I was present during the raid of [Ukrainian] military unit #2355…Russian troops smashed the gates of the unit, and between 40 and 50 soldiers of Russian army made it inside.

They blocked the unit commander, and then they were ordered to leave… a so-called “self-defense” secured their retreat, but in in fact those were the Berkut riot police… who men who began to sweep the journalists. I have not seen such a menacing tyranny towards journalists… they made a bloodied mess… the journalists were beaten, finished off laying on the ground, pure revenge from Berkut to reporters. A broadcasting journalist from [Ukrainian] Channel 5 was severely beaten along with a Russian journalist; here is Russian democracy in action on the territory of Ukraine. Then they started looting, robbed everyone in sight, taking their phones, tablets, even bummed a wallet from someone.

I do not want my city mired in this lawlessness, this genocide against dissidents, it’s high time for the government to restore order!!!

I ask everyone to inform others about this genocide against people, it i not difficult to understand what awaits Sevastopol in the future! Complete anhiliation of free people and their freedom of opinion!

It will all come true if we do not stop them!

In addition, as per Russian TV Channel “Dozhd”, the Russian journalist Pavel Nikulin also was beaten during the assault. He was beaten to blood, but headed off to the hospital by himself.

Nikulin is right on this photo. He writes under the nickname @mrzff

Nikulin is the correspondent of the online edition “Russkaya Planeta”. During the last few days he was in Crimea, from where he reported on the events to different media outlets.

This is a video that remains from the assault.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xW0Yskps7ws

As of 00:11, Lilya Burdzunova informed that Mekhanik together with the cameraman are in the Emergency hospital. “They say she is fine,” she wrote. Among the journalists that were injured is the director of TV Channel 5 Anton Loktionov. His fingers are broken, as Tetyana Danylenko on FB, the presenter of this channel, on facebook.

Another video of the assault is here.

Source: Pravda.com.ua

Translated by: Christine Chraibi
Edited by: A. N.
You could close this page. Or you could join our community and help us produce more materials like this.  We keep our reporting open and accessible to everyone because we believe in the power of free information. This is why our small, cost-effective team depends on the support of readers like you to bring deliver timely news, quality analysis, and on-the-ground reports about Russia's war against Ukraine and Ukraine's struggle to build a democratic society. A little bit goes a long way: for as little as the cost of one cup of coffee a month, you can help build bridges between Ukraine and the rest of the world, plus become a co-creator and vote for topics we should cover next. Become a patron or see other ways to support. Become a Patron!

To suggest a correction or clarification, write to us here

You can also highlight the text and press Ctrl + Enter

Please leave your suggestions or corrections here


    Euromaidan Press

    We are an independent media outlet that relies solely on advertising revenue to sustain itself. We do not endorse or promote any products or services for financial gain. Therefore, we kindly ask for your support by disabling your ad blocker. Your assistance helps us continue providing quality content. Thank you!

    Related Posts