Welcome to the new Ukraine, where Nazi thugs can beat you up and force you to resign!
A video clip of the attack has been posted on youtube.The head of the National Television Company of Ukraine (NTU) was beaten by thugs of the ultra right wing Svoboda party and forced to write a letter of resignation over allegations that his channel aired anti-Ukrainian content.
The office of the acting CEO of the National Television Company of Ukraine, Aleksandr Panteleymonov, was stormed by people who claimed to be members of the freedom of speech and information committee. What began as a loud conversation quickly turned into a brawl.
Svoboda (Freedom) party members yelled at the interim CEO and beat him in the face, accusing the channel of a lack of nationalism and forcefully demanding his resignation.
The Svoboda party is a far-right Ukrainian nationalist party, which is currently one of the five largest parties in the country.
Just last week, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe criticized Kiev’s “repressive” move to shut down the broadcasting of Russian TV channels after the media watchdog reported that over 50 percent of providers have already fulfilled the order allegedly aimed at “ensuring national security and sovereignty.” “As of 11:00 GMT, March 11th, 50 percent of providers throughout Ukraine have disabled broadcasting of foreign channels” and others are preparing to follow, the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine said on its website.
Below is a letter that the CEO National Television Company of Ukraine, Aleksandr Panteleymonov had to write.
So much for freedom of speech by this regime. Watch the last part of the video where the PM told spoke of “any demonstrations by the public will be considered a crime against the state.”