"Unprecedented freedom of speech" is a fake" — interview with Vladimir Skachko

Данное видео публикуется в рамках информационного сотрудничества с украинскими правозащитниками и активистами.

After the 14.5-hour search that took place in the house of the Ukrainian journalist Vladimir Skachko on March 5th, the partners of the «Uspishna Varta» human rights platform team from «Klimenko Time» came to visit the journalist in order to find out the details of what happened.

As a reminder, on March 5th in Kiev the staff of the Security Service of Ukraine came to the apartment of the Ukrainian journalist Vladimir Skachko, known for his oppositional and critical statements in relation to the current government, in order to carry out a search.

After the investigative actions had finished, the Kiev journalist Vladimir Skachko was handed a summons for interrogation and a notice of suspicion concerning the infringement of the territorial integrity of Ukraine. The case against Skachko is connected to the case of the journalist Kirill Vyshinsky, who was detained in May 2018 on suspicion of treason and is still in custody in Kherson.

The «Uspishna Varta» human rights platform perceives the cases against the journalists Kirill Vyshinsky and Vladimir Skachko as political persecution and calls on the security bodies of Ukraine to stop the politically motivated persecution of opposition Ukrainian journalists for their professional activities.

How exactly the SBU officers entered his house? What kind of violation did they commit and why did they act despicably? Where did the lawyer come from, and who is the woman who came to the journalist’s house with a package during the search? And also, what did the SBU officers find and what predictions did Vladimir Skachko give concerning his criminal case? The answers to these and other questions are in this interview with the journalist Vladimir Skachko.