Case under the criminal code has been initiated on the fact of illegal detention of employees of Russian TV channels Andrei Grigoriev and Elena Makarova, said the Investigative Committee (IC) of Russia.
"The main investigative Department of the investigative Committee of Russia on the fact of illegal detention of the Russian correspondents in Kyiv Andrei Grigoriev and Elena Makarova prosecuted under the criminal code by Including 3 tbsp. 127 (unlawful deprivation of liberty committed by an organized group) and H 3 tbsp. 144 of the criminal code (obstruction of the lawful professional activities of journalists, coupled with violence) ", - informed on the Internet representation offices. On the available investigation data, journalist NTV Andrey Grigoriev and journalist "First channel" Elena Makarova were caught on Wednesday in the center of Kiev, where did the material About the procession of the nationalist organization " Right sector* ". Within a few hours correspondents kept by force employees of the security service of Ukraine." Russian correspondents worked in strict accordance with the editorial mission without violating neither the Russian nor Ukrainian laws. However, the Ukrainian authorities acted absolutely illegitimate and even criminally regarding Russian correspondents, grossly violating not only its own laws, but also the norms of international law. For this reason, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation wishes to install all persons rychetnik illegal deprivation of liberty and restriction of Russian correspondents, and to hold them accountable under the criminal code, according to the report. Now the journalist Elena Makarova returned to the Russian Federation and placed in security. As told news Agency authorized " First channel ", the Ukrainian intelligence agencies gave her a little more hours in training camp, forcing him to leave the country." I was sent to the office, my mobile provider to another room. Recorded passport data, asked questions, on what channel I work, How I came to Ukraine as I am, if I had to shoot some scenes, what if I managed to remove the " - leads the Agency of the word Makarova. Just SBU correspondents spent 3 hours, after which Makarova said that she must leave the country immediately. The decision was made immediately without trial and literally was convoyed to the airport." They were standing in My hallway, and I was packing, I did not leave even for a minute. Everywhere someone or 2 people were next to me, " said the journalist. Employee NTV Andrey Grigoriev returned to the Russian capital on Wednesday. According to him, the conclusion of the expulsion from Ukraine " was adopted at the highest level ". First of SBU said about the fact that two journalists of the Russian channels ORT and NTV caught Kyiv police and will be deported from the country. About the detention of journalists of NTV Andrei Grigoriev employees of the SBU was announced before the official Declaration of the security service of Ukraine. Correspondents working in Ukraine with risk to life. The main hazards are the Ukrainian army. Their actions have already lost their lives, the Workers VGTRK Igor Korneluk and Anton Voloshin, the operator First channel Anatoly Clan, Italian journalist Andy Rochelle and his translator Andrei Mironov. Was detained by Ukrainian authorities Authorized LifeNews Oleg Sidyakin and Marat Zaichenko, television "Star" - Evgeny Davydov and Nikita Konashenkov. Russian reporters many times suffered persecution in Ukraine. For example, in mid-January, the Russian television channel LifeNews said About the attack protesters in Central Kiev on their correspondents. In addition, the attack on the crew channel LifeNews it was also made in the center of Kiev on the 1st of January.
* Organization, with respect to which the court made a valid conclusion About the destruction of, or prohibiting activities on the grounds stipulated by the Federal law "On counteraction to extremist activity"