Proceeding over preclusion of journalistic activities opened over fire at Inter TV channel
The National Police of Ukraine launched the criminal proceedings under the article of preclusion of journalists’ activities over the arson of Inter TV channel.
Head of the Investigation Department of the National Police department in Kyiv city Oleksandr Pyvovarov said this on the air of 112 Ukraine TV channel, Media Detector reports.
As a reminder, the proceedings under Part 4 of Article 296 (hooliganism) and Part 2 of Article 194 (intentional destruction or damage of property) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine were opened over the arson of Inter TV channel premises.
September 4, the fire started at the premises of the National Information Systems (NIS) company.
The main National Police department in Kyiv city views intentional arson as one of the main versions.
September 6, the protesters, who earlier had blocked the work of the media, said they had reached agreement with the management of Inter TV channel. According to them, the channel has to change its editorial policy and dismiss deputy director of the company development within next five days.
Meanwhile, the channel stated no agreement had been reached with protesters who had blocked the work of television station of Inter Media Group and that no negotiations had been conducted with them.
Earlier, Ukrainian experts said the responsibility for the incident rested with the channel management, the Ukrainian authorities and the police.