Alexander Kamyshov: Ukraine is dangerous not only for journalists

The International Federation of Journalists has placed Ukraine among the five countries with a high level of danger for the work of media representatives along with the Philippines, Somalia, Peru and Palestine. This was stated in a comment for the official website of the Donetsk People’s Republic by the People’s Council MP, Alexander Kamyshov.

“Ukrainian politician Nestor Shufrich, during the parliamentary hearings, said that in his country, more than 60 journalists had been killed since 1993. On top of that, in 90% of cases, these crimes go unpunished. His words are confirmed by the International Federation of Journalists, which placed Ukraine in the top five most dangerous countries for representatives of this profession. And now, from the rostrum of the Verkhovna Rada, Mr. Shufrich claims the violation of freedom of speech, the pressure exerted on the media in Ukraine, as well as corruption in the ranks of the National Council on TV and Radio Broadcasting. How this could happen in a country that is so committed to European values is unclear.

Only one thing is clear: Ukraine is a dangerous country not only for journalists. Any person, be it its citizen or a representative of another country, expressing their point of view, can be beaten up by nationalists, end up in jail, or even lose their life if their opinion diverges from the course adopted in the country.

Kiev is now unable to control the rampant nationalists whom they have brought up with their own hands. After five years of aggression, shelling and blockade, we understand that we are not on the same path with current Ukraine and our future is connected with the Russian Federation,” the MP said.

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