The UN is worried about rising attacks on journalists in Ukraine

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The monitoring mission of the UN on human rights in Ukraine concerned about increasing number of attacks against journalists in Ukraine since the beginning of the year, urged Kiev to punish those responsible of these crimes, said to RIA Novosti, the official representative of the office of the UN high Commissioner on human rights Ravina Shamdasani.

«The monitoring mission of the UN on human rights in Ukraine is carefully studying all the cases when freedom of expression or freedom of the media are under threat. We are concerned about the growing number of attacks against media workers in Ukraine, a trend which experts observe since the beginning of 2018. We are closely following a number of investigations of these attacks, many of which are not completed in 2015, and urge the authorities to ensure punishment for the perpetrators of these crimes,» said Shamdasani.

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