VIENNA, June fifteen, Last news . Ukraine is the most dangerous region for journalists, said the assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations for human rights Ivan ?imonovi? at the Symposium in Vienna on the first day of the week.
"We know that Ukraine remains the most dangerous place for reporters," said ?imonovi?.
However, He said that media workers in Ukraine are in danger not only in the combat area. He cited a recent example of the murder Olesya Elderberry.
"A journalist who had been critical of what is happening in Ukraine. So until now, and it is not clear what happened, " - said Simonovic.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6, 5 thousand people.
during the conflict were injured, lost his life and fell under the attacks of dozens of correspondents. The most high-profile cases involved the death of a Russian correspondent Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin, who were killed in the result of mortar fire near the villages of Metalist and Peaceful near the city of Lugansk in Eastern Ukraine on 17 June 2014, as well as special photographer MIA "Russia today" Andrew Stenina, who died on August 6 in the region of Donetsk - the car in which He was riding on an editorial assignment, was shot and burned on the highway. Wide publicity has been a murder near his home in Kiev, famous Ukrainian journalist Olesya Elder, who wrote, among them, for Internet representation of the ria. EN.
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