Statement News: the Editors want to evict

Заявление Вестей: Редакцию хотят выселить

Space edition was under arrest, say in the news.

The military Prosecutor’s office prepares the decision to arrest and ban the use of the premises where the editorial, Radio News, newspaper News, websites vesti-ukr.com and ubr.ua. It is stated in the statement of collective of the company.

“Such actions power is, despite the fact that Ukrainian and international public opinion strongly condemned what is happening with “News” – said in a statement.

“When the military Prosecutor sends an elite military force with machine guns to RAID the office of the radio station and searched the mobile phones of journalists, contacts and text messages, this can be only one interpretation: it is an attempt of intimidation and a serious threat to freedom of the press” – quoted in the statement of the Executive Director Committee to Protect Journalists (international Committee to protect journalists) Joel Simon.

The staff of the media holding “Vesti Ukraine” also has demanded to stop the unprecedented pressure on the editors associated with acute publications, in particular the work of law enforcement.

“The government violates the principles of freedom of speech, trying to silence the unwanted and turning Ukraine into a totalitarian state,” – said in a statement.

The news also said that already appealed to the embassies of the EU countries, international human rights organizations and the European Parliament.

“We demand to intervene in the situation also of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, the speaker of Parliament Andriy Parubiy and the parliamentary Committee on freedom of speech,” added the statement.

We will remind, earlier, the PGO said about the searches in the editorial office, but the journalists themselves holding are not searched and are not involved in criminal proceedings.

A search in the news ended, employees were sent home

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