All parties to the conflict in Ukraine are obliged to show relatively correspondents careful not to endanger them, not superfluous will be additional security measures for the media, such as a special pre-training for those who go into the war zone, the head of the presidential Council on human rights Committee (HRC) Mikhail Fedotov.
the VGTRK journalist Igor Korneluk Tuesday from received under fire near the city of Lugansk damage. Above the head of the press service of the Luhansk people's Republic Vladimir Inogorodniy said About heavy wound Russian journalist during the shelling of the Ukrainian army villages near the city of Lugansk. According to an eyewitness, under fire near the city of Lugansk a mine exploded just close with a group of reporters, one of whom was holding a microphone with a logo of the TV channel " Russia ".
" Now it is necessary once again to appeal to all conflicting parties in Ukraine, so They are relatively correspondents expressed maximum accuracy, maximum care to the correspondents are not endangered. Although, of course, we realize that from stray bullets insured only those who placed away from war zones, " said Fedotov.
He said that the Council many times spoke to reporters traveling to hot spots, had additional insurance, additional necessary equipment so that They can pass preliminary training courses " Bastion ", which provide training for the correspondents working in hot spots." This is not idle questions, not superfluous, It security issues correspondents ", - noticed the head of the HRC.
before the Council proposed to initiate the issuance of special licenses reporters working in the area of armed conflict. Such certificate shall indicate that the journalist should be approached as a civilian and cannot be detained and show him some of the complaint if He does not violate the status of a journalist. Before the proposal of the Council on the question of how to provide correspondents additional legal protection, was transferred to the administration of the President.
Fedotov expressed the hope that is currently In the approval process on the introduction of such speculativity, but said that no certificates will not replace bullet-proof vests and bullet-proof vests are not a panacea, when the journalist is in the area of conflict.
numerous anti-government protests were started in the South-Eastern regions of Ukraine at the end of February 2014. It has been the response of local citizens at the forcible change of power in the country and the subsequent attempt to cancel the Verkhovna Rada of the law, giving the Russian language regional status. The center of confrontation between Pro-Russian-minded people with the government in Kiev has become the Donbass. About that, how is the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine.
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