22 Dec 2017 Lvl. 1
Alert created on: 02 Apr 2015 n° 29/2015 Ukraine
Journalist Viacheslav Veremii Killed in Kyiv
In February 2014, Viacheslav Veremii, a journalist for Vesti newspaper died of wounds he sustained in an attack allegedly perpetrated by the” titushki”, a group of youths suspected of working with the security forces under the former regime in Ukraine, according to the Independent Media Trade Union of Ukraine, an IFJ affiliate. The Union said that Veremii was shot and fatally wounded in the stomach. He was admitted to hospital on 18 February 2014 and later died.
22 Dec 2017
On 22 December 2017 a district court in Kyiv convicted one of the main attackers and organizers of the assault on Vyacheslav Veremii and sentenced him on hooliganism charges to four years suspended sentence with a probation period of two years.
15 Feb 2017
Reply from the Government of Ukraine