© Photo : NABOO.Employee NABOO. Archival photoof the Odessa TV channel “Duma TV” says about the search in his office and considers such actions as pressure on freedom of expression in the media.”The staff of the NEB conducted a search of the premises of the TV channel “Duma TV” on Kanatnaya street. According to employees of TV channel, the search began at about 9.30 am (10.30 GMT). Employees of the TV channel was not allowed into the workplace, pushing, grabbing hands and not allowed to take pictures of the event. Law enforcement authorities seized computers and servers channel”, – stated in the message on the channel’s website.
According to preliminary data of the channel, the search is connected with the fact that the police have questions to one of the owners of the building. “The management of the channel believes the raids are politically motivated and calls them the pressure on freedom of expression in the media”, – stated in the message.Verkhovna Rada Deputy from the party of ex-President Petro Poroshenko “European solidarity” Alexey Goncharenko said that the channel “Duma TV” belongs to the first Deputy Chairman of “European Solidarity” in the Odessa region Mikhail Shmushkovich.“A couple of days ago (the Director of the National anticorruption Bureau of Ukraine Artem – ed.) Sytnyk recognized as the corrupt official. I raised this issue in Parliament and demanded his dismissal. In response to the NEB came with a search warrant on the channel, which is owned by my friend and Deputy in the regional cell of European Solidarity Mikhail Shmushkovich. Coincidence? I do not think,” wrote the coach in the Telegram.Earlier, the state Bureau of investigation suspected a rush that he rested on the territory of hunting farm “woodlands-Sarny” in the Rivne region in the period from 2017 to 2019, and made the Declaration of this holiday, which cost about 20 thousand dollars. According to the National anti-corruption Bureau, he was paid by a third party. The court in Rivne region was fined rush for 135 dollars with confiscation of gifts in the income of the state for a luxury vacation. Later rush introduced in the database of unified state register of corrupt officials.