Russia's investigative Committee opened a criminal case under the criminal code in connection with "the First channel" the Alexandra Cherepnin, said on Thursday to the correspondent the official representative of Department Vladimir Markin.
"Today, Ukraine is a unique country not only in the EU, but, probably, in a world where theft, violence, expulsion and killings of reporters literally put on the thread. I would call this process " Bandera sterilization of journalism ". Besides fall under it not only the Russian and foreign, but also local correspondents. The main and only criterion for getting into this "black list" - objective data about events occurring in Ukraine ", - said Markin.
case under the criminal code were instituted under article "Illegal deprivation of freedom by a group of persons upon a preliminary collusion" and " obstruction of the lawful professional activities of journalists committed by a person using his official position ".
As was announced yesterday, the security Service of Ukraine was charged with Cherepnin falsification of one of the news stories. Then the journalist was deported to Russia.