The man let journalistic activities.
In Kiev, near the shopping center “Araks”, the accident occurred. Skoda hit a man who was crossing the road. Into place there arrived a brigade “first aid” and police patrol.
According to preliminary information, the Skoda moved from Zelenskogo bridge in the direction of the Towers. According to the patrol, the pedestrian was trying to cross the road in front of the car in the wrong place. The driver did not have time to react and hit a man. He received various injuries, but was conscious.
On arrival at the venue, the crew of the Informant threatened the passenger of the Skoda, which, previously, was in alcoholic intoxication. The man let journalistic activities, threatened with bodily harm and intended to cause damage to the equipment. In addition, they with the driver, closed the door in the carriage “ambulance”, where this time provided assistance to the victim than hindered the work of doctors.
All threats voiced by the man directly in the presence of two patrolmen, which did not respond. After we appealed to enforcement authorities to take note of the fact of aggressive behavior, they offered us to stop shooting and thus resolve the conflict. According to article 26 of the Law of Ukraine on mass media, we continued to work. A few minutes later, inadequate passenger car attacked a cameraman and hit the camera, and then we were forced to use in self-defense pepper container.
It should be noted that the actions of the attacker fall under article 345 of part 1 of the Criminal code of Ukraine “Threat or violence against a journalist.” Is punished with correctional labor for up to two years, or with arrest for the term up to 14 years, depending on the applied physical and material damage.
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