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Two Russian journalists in Kiev detained in Kiev

June 02, 2015, 18:19 UTC+3 KIEV
The so-called Kiev City Guards service said its volunteers had detained Russian journalists to take them to the Ukrainian Security Service
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KIEV, June 2. /TASS/. Kiev’s police chief has confirmed reports about the detention of two journalists from Russia’s Rossiya-24 television channel in central Kiev on Tuesday.

"Indeed, two persons linked with the television channel Rossiya-24 have been detained to establish their identity," UKrainskiye Novosti quoted Alexander Tereshchuk as saying.

The two journalists are currently being kept at Kiev’s Pechersky district police department.

Meanwhile, Rossiya-24 confirmed that its reporter and cameraman had been detained in Kiev.

Earlier in the day, the so-called Kiev City Guards service said its volunteers had detained Russian journalists to take them to the Ukrainian Security Service.

Elena Gitlyanskaya, a spokesperson for the Ukrainian Security Service, refused to confirm these reports. "I have no such information," she told TASS.

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