Crimean journalist told about the threats by the delegation of Ukraine in the OSCE

© Photo courtesy of Andrey Trofimov TrofimovieneCrimean journalist told about the threats by the delegation of Ukraine in the OSCE© photo courtesy of Andrey Trofimov

. The head of the Union of journalists of the Crimea Andrei Trofimov said that during the OSCE conference in Warsaw, the Ukrainian delegation had threatened him with sanctions and inclusion in the database, the infamous Ukrainian site of the «Peacemaker».

Trofimov took part in the annual meeting on the human dimension, where participating countries of the OSCE exchange views and recommendations on such global issues as media freedom, freedom of speech, freedom of Assembly, and other matters. He went to Poland as a part of the invited public associations and, together with the Russian delegation of diplomats of the foreign Ministry represented the interests of Russia.

On the first day of the conference at plenary on freedom of the media, according to mills, he at the request of the Ukrainian delegation turned off the microphone during a performance.

«In accordance with the regulations, the official delegation may inhibit the performance of a public man, though over the long history they were isolated cases, when this happened. At least, even the veterans of these conferences, the diplomats’t remember the party, which already took the word, so rudely interrupted,» — told RIA Novosti.

While Trofimov stressed that the second day of the conference he managed to speak three times at the site of the OSCE, however, warned him that there is no need to introduce myself as a journalist from the Crimea.

«My every performance was dedicated to the socio-political situation in the Crimea and became my hard opposing response of the Ukrainian delegation and the delegations of those countries which vilified the Crimea and Crimean… After my speech the head of the Ukrainian delegation said that the sanctions list should be expanded to include someone else, and then I was approached by an unknown man and said that I was looking for on your site «Peacemaker», — said the Agency interlocutor.

Site «Peacemaker» is known for scandalous publications in which to publish data journalists, militiamen of the breakaway DND and LNR and other citizens whom he called «traitors». In the spring of 2016 «Peacemaker» has published lists 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.

Trofimov said that he transferred to the office of the OSCE representative on freedom of the media an open letter in which he harshly criticized the position of the Ukrainian side reported about all received threats.


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