The National Union of Journalists of Ukraine is outraged by the case of surveillance of Radio Liberty columnist Vitaly Portnikov and calls on the Security Service of Ukraine and the National Police to immediately investigate the fact that a listening device was discovered in the media worker’s apartment. This is what the union is talking about.
“The discovery of a listening device by a well-known journalist is an extraordinary situation. We express our solidarity with Vitaly Portnikov and expect law enforcement officers to conduct an effective investigation into the incident,” said NSJU head Serhiy Tomilenko.
He added that the union was informing its international partners about the discovery of the listening device.
On August 10, Vitaly, a columnist for Radio Liberty, submitted a statement to the SBU, investigators conducted an inspection of the premises and confiscated the discovered device.
– journalist and political commentator, has been working with Radio Liberty since 1991.
source: radio svoboda