Medvedchuk: the Government is cleansing the information field

Медведчук: Власть ведет зачистку информационного поля

Viktor Medvedchuk

The attack on democratic freedoms continues, says the leader of the Ukrainian choice.

Freedom of speech in Ukraine infringe not only the law enforcement authorities – which came after the victory of Maidan, the team has already surpassed their predecessors in the infringement of freedom of speech. So the leader of the public movement “the Ukrainian choice – the Right of the people” Viktor Medvedchuk.

“Paradoxically, independence, rebelled against the violation of democratic norms the regime of Yanukovych, brought to power a team that has already surpassed their predecessors in the infringement of freedom of speech in the country. Disbarment unwanted channels and closure of Newspapers, the administrative pressure on the Ukrainian edition of the media and the denial of accreditation of Russian journalists, the massacres in the offices and attacks on media workers, a ban on Russian social networks and search engines – these methods of dealing with dissent has long been part of the Arsenal of “democratic” power,” he said.

According to Medvedchuk, the government is pursuing an aggressive sweep of the information field from all who do not share the position of official Kiev.

“The result of this policy is the restriction of freedom of speech in Ukraine – today is obvious. As, however, and the fact that the attack on democratic freedoms will not benefit the country. Declaring the European values, the team of euroreparatie increasingly deviate from democratic standards, tightening the country in the middle ages”, – he concluded.

We will remind, recently the journalists of the Internet publication Stranaya addressed to the ambassadors of the countries “the Big seven” and the EU delegation to Ukraine about the pressure of the authorities on them.