The Federation Council of the Russian Federation appealed to UNESCO with the petition to condemn the murder of correspondents
Victoria Ivanova. The member of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation Vitaly Ignatenko has shown to UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova on the Appeal of the Federation Council to the organization in connection with the repression of the Russian correspondents in Ukraine.
in the document that Ignatenko brought in Paris, reported that the Federation Council expresses serious concern about the continuing repression of the Ukrainian authorities concerning the Russian correspondents. The Federation Council appeals to UNESCO with the demand to condemn the arbitrariness of the authorities of Ukraine regarding Russian correspondents and to draw the attention of the international organization of correspondents on the numerous facts of violations of rights of correspondents in Ukraine.
Meeting Ignatenko and Side took place on the margins of the annual meeting of goodwill ambassadors of UNESCO in Paris. During the meeting the parties shared similar views on the illegality of situations where suffer and die correspondents.
" UNESCO is currently a big work on creation of the Plan of the United Nations for the protection of correspondents. Bokova wants to return to the discussion with the colleagues in the organization. In her expression, the international community cannot pass by these apparent facts. The General Director (UNESCO) is extremely concerned about this situation - she is the daughter of a journalist and this is a very personal thing for her, " said Ignatenko.
dialogues were held in a couple of hours after the message about the death in Donetsk oblast operator " First channel " 68-year-old Anatoly Clan. Clan died on the way to the hospital after the damage of an organism in the stomach, received near one of the military units.
first in Ukraine took the life of the journalist of " Vesti " Igor Korneluk and video engineer VGTRK Anton Voloshin. They were killed by mortar fire near the villages of Metalist and Peaceful near the city of Lugansk in Eastern Ukraine. The Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Lugansk people's Republic Vasily Nikitin said that aimed fire from mortars led the national guard under. The Ukrainian side is their version of the incident was not during the day. First of murder of the correspondent has recognized illegal in the United Nations and other international, non-governmental and human rights organizations.
in may, the Committee of protection of correspondents already urged the authorities in Kiev to fulfill promises to protect journalists once three reporters were fired during the bloodshed in Odessa.