The film crew of the program the Scheme was attacked by employees of the state security Department of Ukraine. This was stated by journalist Michael weaver on his page in Facebook.
“In Koncha Zaspa near one of the restaurants, which at that time was the President Poroshenko, Prime Minister Groysman, Vice-speaker of Gerashchenko, and a number of politicians, me and the operator was attacked by employees of the state security Department attempting to stop the shooting.” he said.
“We were in five meters from the road, near the forest, where we were attacked by employees of UGO, who knocked the operator. We pulled out on the road. The operator arm hurts and I don’t feel anything,” said weaver, reports Radio Liberty.
In addition, he added that when he attempted to call the police, the employees of HUGO again attacked them.
“I took the challenge and started to take off,” – he stressed.
“One of the country restaurants near Kiev in the evening began a private event. We wouldn’t have noticed him if not for the large number of administrative resources close by, from employees HUGO to the fire,” – wrote in his Facebook journalist and author Circuits Natalia Sedletskaya. “Was – one very senior person – a family holiday”, she added.
She noted that the crew wanted to know why a private party to serve state employees.
“Employees of management of state guard physically grabbed our cameraman and knocked to the ground operator. We called the police and write the application for preventing of journalistic activity,” she concluded.
It is noted that the Scheme is a joint project of investigative journalism to Radio Liberty and UA channel:the First.
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