“We link what is happening to our professional activities and the fact that Vesti… publishes truthful materials about the situation in the country,” Omelchenko said, as quoted by Strana.ua news portal.
According to Omelchenko, law enforcers broke into the floor this morning, where the editorial offices of the Vesti radio, newspaper and website are located, with a search, without showing a relevant court order. The start of the special operation of the law enforcers was preceded by the blocking of the entire area near Sportivnaya square, where Gulliver (trade center) is located, Vesti’s editor-in-chief said, arguing that the media holding’s work was being hindered.
Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov assured that the actions of law enforcers were not connected with the work of journalists. Later, Matios said at a briefing law enforcers planned to detain a number of persons following searches in Klymenko’s companies.