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National Union of Journalists Scotland National Organiser, Paul Holleran accused the Ukrainian Svoboda Party of showing “classic fascist behaviour,” after three of their MP’s attacked a TV boss at the national broadcaster today.
Footage from the internet shows the MP’s, one of whom is ironically deputy head of the committee for “freedom of speech,” assaulted Mr Panteleymonov and forced him to resign, accusing him of being “Moscow trash.”
Mr Holleran said: “TV footage of the assault by a far right Svoboda MP on a senior broadcaster in the Ukraine highlights the dangers of blind support for the new Ukraine government. This was classic fascist behaviour caught on camera and should be condemned by everyone who believes in a free media.”
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is expected to make a statement on the incident tomorrow.