MOSCOW, January 13. /TASS/. Moscow is deeply concerned about the situation with safety of journalists in Ukraine who are subject to physical violence approved by the official Kiev, the commentary by the Russian Foreign Ministry dedicated to Russian Press Day made public on Wednesday said.
"The situation with safety of journalists in Ukraine continues to cause justified and serious concern. Russia repeatedly drew attention of international community to dangerous trends that result both in overt censorship and flagrant violations of journalists’ rights, down to their physical elimination," the statement emphasized.
The Foreign Ministry noted the absence of any progress in the investigations of murders of journalists Anatoly Klyan, Anton Voloshin, Igor Kornelyuk, Andrei Stenin, Andrea Rocchelli, Oles Buzina, Sergei Dolgov, Vyacheslav Veremiy, Pavel Sheremet and others. "Media representatives in Ukraine continue to be physically abused which is happening at the behest of the official Kiev that long ago took a path of repressions against media, journalists, and of suppressing dissenting views," the Russian diplomatic agency pointed out.