Violence or legal matter. Reaction to the arrest of Guzhva

Расправа или законное дело. Реакция на арест Гужвы

As the country reacted to the arrest of chief editor of the famous media.

In Ukraine, had problems again between the government and the media.

This time detained the chief editor of “the” Igor Guzhva, he is suspected of extortion of money for the deployment of compromising.

And the money he allegedly demanded from the people’s Deputy from the Radical party Dmitry Linko.

Itself Guzhva has denied all charges and called them a provocation against his publication.

Корреспондент.net gathered information about the situation.

Search and 10 thousand

“Dobralsya finally to the truth. According to the materials of the SFS and the Prosecutor’s office of Kyiv police detained Guzhva, who demanded and received 10 thousand dollars for the deployment of compromising materials on the current policy,” – wrote in Facebook, the General Prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko.

However, the promised evidence has not yet been published.

Later the adviser to the interior Minister Anton Geraschenko reported that there may be further detentions.

Guzhva said that the search in the edition, which and found 10 thousand dollars spent without lawyers.

MP Linko, whose Guzhva allegedly demanded money, said that there was evidence of extortion – audio, and videos that will be provided to investigators and the court.

However, he noted that he made video and audio recordings. Linko said that it was “intermediaries”.

On the question of whether it was a special operation carried out by law enforcement agencies, Linko also refused to answer.

When this reporter asked when the extortion attempt failed to prove, Linko again stated that it cannot divulge that information until the investigation is underway.

Linko complained to police publication of “the Country” on March 31 – and law enforcement officers for nearly three months to conduct business, which featured Igor Guzhva, said Deputy Minister of internal Affairs Vadim Troyan in the Verkhovna Rada during the hour of questions to the government.

“Due to the fact that the Deputy appealed to us March 31, for the three months carried out secret investigative actions and the case, I think, will come to its logical end,” – said the Deputy head of the interior Ministry.

However, Trojan said that he was detained on a hot 2-x ransomware, the sum of 10 thousand dollars, the transfer of money. And why the money is then found in the publication Country.Yua?

Version Guzhva

“In mid-April I was told that against me criminal case about extortion from some MPs. I was surprised of this information, because nothing even close to it,” said Guzhva.

“But at the end of April I have received proposals to remove from the website a large sum more materials about Lyashko. I refused,” – said the journalist.

“In mid-may I went again with a similar proposal, but wanted to make exactly the same material – about the conflict Ilya Kiva and the MP from the radical party Lyashko by the name of molting. The amount offered to $ 20,000. I again refused,” – says Glavred “of the”.

According to Guzhva, then he already knew that “it’s a setup.”

“Since then, either from molting or from Lyashko me more suggestions came. Until June 22, when some people posing as police broke into our office. They read out a document which they called “ochuloi court” and which, as they themselves afterwards confessed, is worthless (so a search on it and did not)”, he said.

“This “document” was mentioned and molting, and $ 20,000. Why did you come? Apparently tired of waiting, when I begin to “extort” something from molting and decided to take action (the point is conducted from April – sorry for to leave),” said Guzhva.

“In General, this whole story is pre-planned provocation against me and against the “Country.” Like any provocation is doomed to failure. We will break!”, – he stressed.


Lawyer Guzhva will be former justice Minister of the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych Olena Lukash. Co-Chairman of the parliamentary faction “the Opposition bloc” Oleksandr Vilkul said that he was ready to take Guzhva on bail.

The leader of the faction “popular front” in the Verkhovna Rada Maksym Burbak said: “last night was opened by another Kremlin move that took bribes to publish numerous fakes in the media”.

In social networks, opinions about the arrest of Guzhva razdelili.

Some journalists openly rejoiced this fact, accusing the publication of “the” in the publication was untrue, Pro-Russian information.

Расправа или законное дело. Реакция на арест Гужвы


Расправа или законное дело. Реакция на арест Гужвы


Расправа или законное дело. Реакция на арест Гужвы


However, popular opinion is that the government’s actions are reprisals against unwanted media publishing revealing information.

Расправа или законное дело. Реакция на арест Гужвы


Расправа или законное дело. Реакция на арест Гужвы


Расправа или законное дело. Реакция на арест Гужвы


Расправа или законное дело. Реакция на арест Гужвы


The national Union of journalists believes an emergency situation a search in edition “Strenia” the detention of the chief editor of the online edition Igor Guzhva, Chairman of NSZHU Sergey Tomilenko

“A search of the media and detention of the editor-in-chief – emergency!
Especially considering that “Strenia” it has high ratings and systematically allows himself to criticize the officials,” writes Tomilenko.

According to the Chairman of NSZHU, the security forces must provide convincing evidence of the seriousness of the charges.

“But everything we’re talking about the fact – the non-admission of advocates and a night police RAID. The editorial policy of this online publication, of course, raises many questions. But it should be discussed by journalists, experts, society. If there is a violation of the law – only then turns on the state,” he said.

Tomilenko considers it unacceptable that the General Prosecutor’s office “fighting for “likes” on Facebook those who do not like the editorial policy of “the Country”.

Familiar Guzhva say, such negligent actions, like extorting money from the MP don’t look like him.

Расправа или законное дело. Реакция на арест Гужвы


And, of course, the Ukrainians tried to joke on the theme of detention Guzhva.

Расправа или законное дело. Реакция на арест Гужвы


What famous Country.Yua

This publication first published information on the films the fugitive of the people’s Deputy Oleksandr Onishchenko. It is housed and all currently published posts Onishchenko. The MP claims that he recorded the conversation with the President, Petro Poroshenko, and accused the President of corruption, but these tapes still not made public.

Also “” regularly published the so-called “rough copies” of the presidential Administration, which describes how the media interpret those or other events, favorable to the power light.

In addition, the newspaper regularly wrote about the luxurious life of politicians, for example, rest and flight leader of the Radical party Oleg Lyashko. Actively covered the site and shooting of the Deputy Sergei Pashinsky in person during a traffic conflict.