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Britain’s Foreign Office refuses to comment on journalist murders in Ukraine

April 17, 2015, 21:26 UTC+3 LONDON
Earlier on Friday, Britain’s embassy in Moscow said it was a "disgrace" of London to keep silent about the murders
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LONDON, April 17. /TASS/. Britain’s Foreign Office on Friday refused to comment on recent slayings of journalists in Ukraine, saying it never comments on situations not involving British subjects.

A Foreign Office spokesperson told TASS on Friday the Foreign Office typically did not comment on situations unless they were linked with British subjects.

Earlier on Friday, Britain’s embassy in Moscow said it was a "disgrace" of London to keep silent about the murders. "Journalist killings in Ukraine [are] appalling. But not a word of condemnation from Britain. What a disgrace," the embassy said on its Twitter account.

Ukrainian journalist Sergei Sukhobok, who regularly wrote for many Ukrainian publications as a freelancer, was killed overnight from April 12 to 13. On April 16, acclaimed Ukrainian journalist and writer Oles Buzina was shot dead near his house. Once a chief editor of the Segodnya newspaper, Buzina quitted his post in March due to censorship. On April 15, former member of the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) Oleg Kalashnikov was murdered.

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