Comments Popova, Deputy Minister in social media are not the reason for her dismissal, – stets

Комментарии замминистра Поповой в соцмедиа не являются причиной для ее увольнения, - Стець

Comments of the Deputy Minister Tetiana Popova in social media are not the reason for her dismissal. This was stated by the Minister of information policy of Ukraine Yuriy stets in an interview ЛІГА.net.

“I can’t fire her without a legally justifiable reason. For example, its publication in Facebook may not be the reason,” he said.

At the same stets added that Popova will be conducted internal investigation regarding possible violations of the law when completing the Declaration. “I know that it has a claim regarding the Declaration and any business that she seems to not have. We will conduct an internal investigation, and based on this we will take a decision,” he added.

In addition, the Minister said, to Popov can only dismiss the Cabinet. “Whether I serve it for dismissal? In case of reasonable evidence that he had violated the rules of law upon the filing of the Declaration – Yes”, – concluded the stets.

Earlier, the head of MIP are made the remark to the Deputy Tatyana Popova, condemned the publication of lists of journalists on the site “Peacemaker”, and apologized for her harsh remarks, which came in response to criticism from the public.

Recall that the site “Peacemaker” on may 10 published the lists of journalists who received accreditation in the so-called “Donetsk people’s Republic” (“DPR”). In this registry were several thousand employees of both Ukrainian and international media (AFP, Al Jazeera, BBC, Reuters, France 24, Sky news, CNN, Xinhua, Associated Press, The Guardian and others). In total, it lists more than 4 thousand journalists made public their phone numbers, e-mail, and the period of stay in the occupied territories.

Later a number of journalists published a statement regarding the actions of the site “Peacemaker”. They demanded that we remove this information and reported that after the publication of personal data, some have already started to call and text with threats. In addition, they addressed to militiamen with a call to open criminal proceedings on the fact of violation of the law of Ukraine “On protection of personal data”.

The Prosecutor’s office opened criminal proceedings under part 1 St. 171 criminal code of Ukraine (“Preventing of lawful professional activity of journalists”). In addition, the Ombudsman called on to block access to the “Peacemaker” because of the publication of personal data of journalists.

13 may on “the Peacemaker”, it was reported that the resource terminates. After the Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Zoryan Shkiryak announced the creation in Ukraine of new information technology projects is “Peacemaker”.

May 20, the site “Peacemaker” published an updated list of accredited in the so-called “DNR” journalists.