Ukrainian TV station attacked using grenade launcher

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Crimea, 16 March 2021. A law enforcement officer with a service dog searches the car of Vladislav Yesypenko, allegedly detained on suspicion of spying for Ukraine. Still image taken from video provided by a third party. Russian Federal Security Service/TASS via Getty Images

Crimea: Press groups call for immediate release of tortured journalist Vladislav Yesypenko

Yesypenko is detained and accused of “illegal production, repair, or modification of firearms” and “espionage” for Ukrainian intelligence. His lawyer said the journalist had been tortured with electric shocks and beatings in order to obtain a confession.

An administrative building in Cherkasy, Ukraine, 21 May 2020, Половко Сергей Николаевич - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Ukraine: Two men viciously beat journalist Valery Vorotnik at his office

On 2 February, in the central city of Cherkasy, two men entered the editorial office of the independent broadcaster ‘Antena TV’ and assaulted editor Valery Vorotnik. Witnesses identified one of the attackers as a city council official, Stanislav Kolomiets.

Arson attack highlights pressures on journalists in Ukraine

On 17 August, a car belonging to a Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty team was set on fire. Police found an explosive substance on the wreck of the car, which was completely destroyed.