Knife Attack on Editor of “Silske Zhyttya”


The Editor of the Zhytomyr district newspaper “Silske Zhyttya” [“Rural Life”], Valery Ivamovsky is in hospital under police guard after receiving knife wounds in an assault on 27 August.

Mr Ivamovsky has told the police that on that day somebody phoned and suggested meeting supposedly in order that the stranger hand over some sensational documents which should be of interest. They agreed to meet on Moskovska St. When the journalist arrived, a young man came up to him, asked if he was Mr Ivamovsky. Having been told that he was, the young man without another word sprayed tear gas in his face and stabbed him several times.

The police inform that they have initiated a criminal investigation under “hooliganism” and are offering 30 thousand UAH reward for information.

In the meantime…

The search is still continuing in the Kharkiv region for the Chief Editor of the newspaper “New Style”, Vasyl Klymentyev who disappeared on 11 September. According to his Deputy, Petro Matvienko, Mr Klymentyev was preparing a publication on the Chief Tax official of the region who has built his own palace on a nature reserve. It is at that reservoir that the journalist’s mobile telephone was apparently discovered weeks after his disappearance. 

From a report at;

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