The investigative Committee opened a criminal case against the assistant mayor of Novorossiysk Angelica Kovalenko, which is accused of beating the journalist of the edition “Our newspaper Novorossiysk” Olga Makarenko. This was reported on the website of the Department of insurance for the Krasnodar territory.
According to investigators, 23 Jun 2019 Makarenko arrived in the reserve in Novorossiysk, to prepare an article on the breakthrough of the sewer. Kovalenko, “being dissatisfied with the actions” of the journalist, snatched from her mobile phone records and “did her abrasion” in the chest. Kovalenko was suspected of impeding professional activities of a journalist (part 3 of article 144 of the criminal code).
In June Makarenko has told that has arrived to preserve “Pelagonia” to check the information about the breakout of sewage and discharge of sewage to the estuary. According to the girl, first reserve staff tried to block her view into the sewers, then the Cossacks and the officer attacked her to stop shooting.
Then the journalist was attacked by Kovalenko. She punched a girl in the head, took the phone and tried to delete the records. “Our newspaper Novorossiysk” wrote that Makarenko found a bruise of soft tissues of the head and suspected concussion. The girl was also injured neck.
Kovalenko called his actions self-defense. In the city of Novorossiysk claimed that the journalist was behaving aggressively, threatened the employees and interfered with recovery work at ground zero sanitation.
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