The head of the Union of journalists of Ukraine: Kiev is raising the “lackeys”

KIEV, July 20 — RIA Novosti. The head of the National Union of journalists of Ukraine Serhiy Tomilenko said that the Ukrainian authorities grow “watchdogs”, whose mission — to throw the team on journalists and civil society activists.

In Ukraine operates the website “Peacemaker”, who is known for scandalous publications in which the data were published journalists, militiamen of the breakaway DND and LNR and other citizens, called “traitors”. Earlier the website published a list of journalists, including foreign ones, which have been accredited by the DNI and LC, with their contact details, and then address some of them received threats.

“There are people with a heightened perception of reality, who believe that unable to publish someone else’s personal information during the war. Has the power and the adviser to the interior Minister, which grows “watchdogs”. Their mission is to throw on journalists and civil society activists on the team. My opinion: the government should unequivocally condemn “the Peacemaker” and to stop initiatives aimed at the incitement of hatred. Or let them exclude journalists from their lists,” said Tomilenko in interview the Internet-to the edition “Strenia”.

In his opinion, a resource that threatens the lives of journalists should not receive support from the government.