Former chief editor of the Ukrainian newspaper "Vesti" Igor Guzhva believes that the criminal case against him, the government is trying to clean up the information space of the country, he said on his return to Ukraine.
in mid-June Guzhva said that the office of the media holding "Vesti" in Kiev has blocked the tax police, the wording did not provide documents to search. For its part, the state fiscal service of Ukraine said that conducts searches with the permission of the court in the pre-trial investigation, opened in April 2014 on suspicion of tax evasion, fraudulent business and permission of the parish money laundering, officials LLC " News Media ".
on Wednesday, the media holding "to Lead Ukraine," said Igor Guzhva has left the company and resigned the range of opportunities chief editor of the Ukrainian daily newspaper. It was also noted that Guzhva no longer carries out the management activities and monitoring the editorial policy of the media holding assets. On the last working day of the week Guzhva was declared wanted on suspicion of intentional tax evasion amounting to about 18 million hryvnia (about 833 thousand dollars).
according to his statement, a case under the criminal code is built on fraud in the courts and it will collapse. Because of this, Guzhva said that was not afraid to return to Ukraine, although the concerns were. Also the journalist noticed that he was already at the investigator and took the suspect and wishes on the first day of the week again to come to the investigator to testify, he Also said about the threats to your own address. More detailed explanations Guzhva promised to give a week Later.
"currently the government is conducting a sweep of the information space. The reporters, The editors, who don't want to be in a stall, do not want to go down, they are squeezed out from the country. They are trying to eliminate from the profession, from project management and media ", - transfers words of Guzhva television channel " 112. Ukraine ".