The head of the National Assembly of Ukraine condemned the actions of the clergy of the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, who attacked journalists
This was announced on his Facebook page by the chairman of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU) Serhiy Tomilenko, reports Glavkom.
"The video shows how a clergyman seizes the phone from a renowned journalist and then refuses to return it... At the same time, three people interfered with the work of Segodnya journalist Igor Serov – they snatched the phone with the broadcast, closed the camera, pulled it by the jacket, and pushed it out of the territory. They threatened the journalist – "there are three of us, and you are one," said Sergey Tomilenko.
The chairman of the union also reminded that the police have opened criminal proceedings on the facts of obstructing the journalistic activities of the Magnolia-TV reporter.
"The fact that the clergymen interfered with the work of the Magnolia journalist and tried to push him away from the scene of the video shooting, as well as take away his phone, is confirmed by the police. Criminal proceedings were initiated on this fact under Part 1 of Article 171 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine – obstruction of the legitimate professional activities of journalists. It is also expected that the offense against the Segodnya journalist will be properly recorded, "the chairman of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine noted.
On Thursday, November 4, during the filming of the operation to eliminate the fire in the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, monks attacked a journalist and took away his phone.