Five media workers lost their lives in the Ukraine for the period from January of this year, said on Wednesday the head of the Bureau for Eastern Europe and Central Asia non-governmental organization " reporters without borders " Johann bir.
" the number of media professionals killed in Ukraine in connection with their work rose to five for the period from January of this year, " said bir, quoted by RIA " Novosti ". In addition, bir tried to convince the Ukrainian authorities to stop the obstruction of the activities of the Russian correspondents." We also urge the Ukrainian authorities to take on your own shoulders the responsibility and respect the work of correspondents, to stop the obstruction of movement in the country Russian correspondents and give Russian journalists to cover the events in the country, (and) to stop to detain those who are not accredited to the government in Kiev is not a reason to arrest them, " said bir. According to the messenger, " Reporters without borders ", for all the world's important reliable data on what is happening in Ukraine." at stake is the right of local residents and the international brotherhood of data about what is happening, " said bir. According to information available on the Internet representation of the organization in the number of five dead correspondents are Italian photographer Andrea Rockelli and its assistant Andrey Mironov, journalist of the Ukrainian newspaper " Vesti " Vyacheslav Veremiy, Russian journalist Igor Korneluk and video engineer Anton Voloshin. Remember, VGTRK journalist Igor Korneluk on Tuesday received a serious wound near the city of Lugansk and died on the operating table. In the evening of the same day VGTRK agreed death of engineer Anton Voloshin. The film crew was working on the front line: being very close to one of the checkpoints Between towns Metalist and peace, filmed, as Lugansk militia deduce the local population from the zone of mortar fire. A cameraman Viktor Denisov, who managed to escape from under mortar fire, said that the journalists were the identification marks of the media. Around midnight on Tuesday, the President of the Russian Federation centuries Putin in a telephone conversation with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said about the need to provide security correspondents. Poroshenko with his hand upon the request of the OSCE ordered to take proceedings of the death of Igor's. Later for a thorough investigation tried to persuade the UN security Council. At the same time, the Investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case under the criminal code According to section " Murder " on the fact of death of Igor Igor near the city of Lugansk. However, the SBU said that the deceased journalist was not allowed at the workplace, and the permanent representative of Ukraine to the UN Yuriy Sergeyev called all, though the correspondents themselves are guilty, lost his life during the shooting.