Dmitry Zlatarev. American Committee of protection of correspondents condemned the murder of Ukrainian reporter Olesya Elderberry in Kiev and tried to convince the Ukrainian authorities to investigate the crime.
Elderberry was forcibly deprived of his life on Thursday at the site of his house in Kiev. Elderberry adhered to the opinion of the Trinity of the Russian people (Ukrainians, Belarusians and Russians) and for this reason and called himself a Ukrainian, and Russian. He supported the federalization of Ukraine, its independence and bilingualism Ukrainian culture, development of Ukrainian and Russian languages. The Ministry of internal Affairs considers all versions of the murder, in the 1st turn, associated with social and political activities.
"We condemn the killing of Olesya Elderberry and urge the Ukrainian authorities to deal with this matter without delay," said the coordinator of the division for Europe and Central Asia Nina Ognianova.
She also urged the Ukrainian government to consider the journalistic activity of Elderberry As a possible motive for the murder and bring the perpetrators to justice." According to the letter, " local and International press characterizes the Elderberry Pro-Russian journalist who wrote controversial articles and books about Ukrainian history and the current political crisis, as well as among them about the conflict in the East of the country."