Ex-Deputy Elena Bondarenko Threatened in Rada for Defending Jailed Journalists Vasilets & Timonin

Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard



The former Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Elena Bondarenko came on 03.11.16 to the Rada to defend ex-employees of “Channel 17” Dmitry Vasilets and Evgeny Timonin. She announced this herself in the lobby of the Rada of Ukraine.

“I’m here as a former deputy, and came to give a speech against repression of journalists. Dmitry Vasilets and Evgeny Timonin. You know about them?” said the former people’s deputy.

She shamed journalists for doing nothing to release these people from prison. Both of them were detained by the SBU on false pretexts for dissent and disagreement with the official position of the authorities of the country.

Former Deputy of Ukraine Elena Bondarenko was not allowed to pronounce her briefing in the Verkhovna Rada. But even her appearance in the lobby of the Rada provoked a strong reaction from the pro-war Ukrainian Rada speaker Yury Bereza. In the video below you can see how “democratic” Ukraine threatens those who have a different point of view, and especially those who try to do everything to stop this fratricidal war:

Dmitry Vasilets is a media human rights activist, journalist, and public figure. Previously, he hosted the program “Museum of Information War” and “What the media is silent about” on Channel 17. On the basis of a single visit to the Donetsk region in 2014 he was accused by the SBU of aiding terrorism and was detained.

Who is behind the arrest of journalist Dmitry Vasilets?

Evgeny Timonin is a technical specialist of “Channel 17”. He was detained together with Vasilets for dissent. The SBU accuses him of allegedly helping the organization “Novorossiya TV”, which the intelligence agency equated to terrorists.

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