Journalist Oleg Velichko attacked in Lutsk
In the small hours of the morning of 12 July some strangers attacked Oleg Velichko, the President of news agency Corporation Avers, in the doorway of a house in the V. Chornovil street. Velichko got grave injuries.
According to Evgeniy Komarnitskiy, the head of urgent surgery department of Lutsk town hospital, the journalist got two ribs broken and cerebral brain concussion, this state is grave. Velichkos colleagues, working with him at the TV company Avers are sure that the accident is connected with Velichkos professional activities.
UNIAN comment. Corporation Avers includes the TV company Avers, which is a leading company in he Volyn oblast. Oleg Velichko participated in the creation of the company and has been heading Corporation Avers up to the present day.
In summer 1999 Volodymir Sinkevich, the manager of the TV company Avers was also attacked. The criminal case was started, but up to now it has brought no results known to the public.