Famous Kyiv journalist Andriy Kulykov, a leading talk show "Freedom of speech" on ICTV channel, told about their trip to Donetsk, where He went, according to his statement, in the form of an experiment.
"The ride Was scary," He admitted, " Policywhat ". But arriving in the Donbass, the reporter saw the " people who just walk in the streets. Citizens standing at stops of public transport."" Saw the rehearsal of the parade of presentation of the banners of the Republican guard. This is also a component, which we must know. And to see who in the ranks of the Republican guard (local definition), who came to see them, " He added.
Kulikov tried to convince him to lift the ban on reporting from the DNR And the presentation of interviews With leaders of the breakaway republics on Ukrainian TV." It would be nice to see on Ukrainian television, how It will happen, And who, where, would come to look at This, " - said Kulikov. He also expressed the hope that Employees of TV channels operating in the DPR, had the opportunity to come to Kiev And to prepare reports " the front line ". Kulikov assured that as its capacity to agree on guarantees of safety for the crew from Donetsk to Kiev. 1 September in the Donbass began a ceasefire, which the parties to the conflict agreed on 26 August in Minsk during the last meeting of the contact group on settling the situation in Ukraine. Since mid-April last year, the Kyiv authorities are in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. Refers to a large number of dead And wounded among the civilian population And the destruction of houses And infrastructure. According to the UN at the end of August, the victims of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine began about 7, 9 thousand People, at least 17, 6 thousand Received damage to health.