The expulsion of correspondents from countries – it is an attack on free access to information, said the General Secretary of the Union of correspondents of Russia Timur Shafir, explaining the news of the expulsion from Ukraine correspondent of the First channel of the Alexandra Cherepnin.
"The expulsion of our journalists, limits on workplace for our journalists within Ukraine, in Kiev, as well as among them in mandatory bodies, drafting… lists of correspondents, who are denied entry to Ukraine – it is no longer news. In each case, the reasons for coming up with fresh, – Shafir explained. According to the interviewer Agency, while in his practice he has not seen cases where correspondents expelled from the country with the caption " for the development falsified movie. Secretary of the Russian Union of journalists expressed hope that will be more detailed information From the security service about for what reason Cherepnin was denied entry into the country, reports RIA " Novosti ".
"We assume that the SBU is the most compelling evidence that the roller is rigged, it is only possible to enjoy such operational work ", – he added." any Expulsion of any journalist from any country – it is an attack on free access to information, to the same people on both sides – on the territory of the Russian Federation and in Ukraine. Media – this is just a mirror, a mirror in which to look country and nation. In the case of such a tense situation, in which Russia and Ukraine are, – is the mirror in which you look at once two Nations, and to expostulate on a mirror is not recommended, know for what reason ", – noticed Shafir. Before Wednesday, the security Service of Ukraine expelled a correspondent of the Russian "First channel" Alexander Tcherepnin out of the country, barring entry to the site of Ukraine for 3 years. Correspondents working in Ukraine with risk for life. The main source of danger for them were Ukrainian troops. From the actions of the security forces have lost their lives Workers VGTRK Igor Korneluk and Anton Voloshin, the operator First channel Anatoly Klyan, Italian journalist Andy Rokkelli and his translator Andrei Miron, as well as the photographer MIA "today Russia" Andrey Stenin. Remember also, on March 19, the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin declared a personal boycott of Russian media. On the same day it was announced that the Russian journalist of "5th channel" Leonid Muraveva expelled from the territory of Ukraine and barred him from entering the country for 5 years. On 5 March, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine has suspended the accreditation of the Russian media. Persecution exposed and Ukrainian press. On March 12, the Russian foreign Ministry said that Ukraine continues the hunt for dissidents and journalists.