Telepolis about Odessa: correspondents in danger, Saakashvili is under protection
Despite the efforts of police organizations, the situation in Odessa remains restless and tense, writes on the pages of the journalist Ulrich Hayden.
"Those who are angry with the policies of the current Ukrainian regime, now rarely go to the city streets, their demonstration small disagreement is too great fear of attacks by nationalist or security forces. Travellers staying away from Odessa, deserted beaches ", - informs the Creator.
Even the new Governor Mikhail Saakashvili feels safe. On behalf of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has established a special unit to guard him.
"in Odessa, I protected better than in Kiev ", - said on this issue Saakashvili himself.
But the greatest danger to life is threatened today in Odessa is not the Governor, and the opposition and most importantly critical to power correspondents and writers, says German journalist. So, the writer Vsevolod Nepogoda was summoned to the SBU for a "conversation" after the day of appointing Saakashvili Governor in one of the Newspapers came his warning about the fact that politics Poroshenko and Saakashvili may provoke a conflict between Ukraine and Transnistria.
A hard blow was dealt to the editors of online news portal. May 14, six of the staff of the newspaper were caught, their interrogation lasted more than 12 hours. Intelligence confiscated some equipment and flash cards with passwords to access network resources. All the fault of the "Timer" was that the magazine stood up for the journalist Artem Busily and 2 of his colleagues, who were arrested at the end of April on charges of " separatism ".
as long as spetsluzhby are fighting with the press, in the field of terrorist acts, writes Ulrich Hayden in Telepolis. So, on the night of June 4 was derailed EN route empty freight train.