The UN mission in Ukraine is studying the situation with searches of the SBU in the office of RIA Novosti

© AFP 2018 / Genya SavilovЗдание, RIA Novosti Ukraine in Kiev, where the SBU conducts searches. May 15, 2018The UN mission in Ukraine is studying the situation with searches of the SBU in the office of RIA Novosti© AFP 2018 / Genya Savilov

The monitoring mission of the UN on human rights in Ukraine is studying the situation with searches of the SBU in the office of RIA Novosti and the detention of the head of RIA Novosti Ukraine, evaluation of the activities of the authorities against journalists will be given in the next mission report in June, told RIA Novosti the official representative of the office of the UN high Commissioner on human rights Ravina Shamdasani.

«At the moment we are studying the situation with the attempted arson of the office of the TV channel «inter» in Kiev, may 9 and searches that were carried out by employees of SBU in Kyiv office of RIA Novosti and the detention of the head of the portal RIA Novosti Ukraine on charges of treason,» she said.

According to her, the monitoring mission of the OHCHR will present the results of the evaluation of the events in its quarterly report, which will be published at the end of June.

Wyszynski was arrested in Kiev on the morning of may 15 near his home, and the night was transferred to Kherson. The journalist is suspected of treason and support for the breakaway republics of Donbass. He faces up to 15 years of imprisonment. Also many hours were raided office of RIA Novosti in Kiev and home to some of its employees. For questioning in the case has caused 47 people.

The Kremlin has strongly condemned Ukraine’s actions, vowing to retaliate. Moscow has sent to Kiev a note of protest with the requirement to stop violence against media representatives.

This is not the first in recent times, the tyranny of the SBU. In late April, security forces detained Elena Odnova, the head of the Crimean branch of the organization «Volunteers of Victory» that helps veterans. She came to Ukraine to relatives and even under the new laws of the country prohibiting the ribbons, was not carrying anything illegal. The inhabitant of the Crimea was also accused of treason.

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