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Criminal attacks on journalists in the Lugansk oblast


Soon after the events in Donetsk, new victims appeared in the Lugansk oblast, informs the newspaper “Luganski novyny”.

That time the criminals attacked Yuri Aseev, a journalist of the newspaper “XXXI vek”, Volodymir Inogorskiy, the editor of the same newspaper, Boris Ivanov, a journalist of the Lugansk oblast newspaper “RIO+”, and Olena Kravchenko, a journalist of the Donetsk TV company “Zakaz”. All victims were returning from the wedding of Yuri Aseev. When the journalists entered one of dark alleys, they noticed a jeep, which drove after them. Several strangers attacked the journalists, beat them and took away their personal things. In the morning the victims were transported to the Central hospital of Alchevsk. Now all of them are already discharged from the hospital. A criminal case was started after the fact of the attack. The investigation is going on.

(«Ukraina moloda», No. 153, 22 August 2003, «Barometr», 16-08-2003)

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