Kharkiv “separatist” titushki smash up TV channel
Human Rights in Ukraine
Information website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
“Kharkiv separatists” who mistook the opera house for the regional administration building (photo: Dmytro Shevchenko)
On Monday evening around 30 young men in masks and with baseball bats burst into the TV ATN building, and seized the news office. They apparently forced the General Director of the channel, Oleh Yukhta to write a letter of resignation and also demanded to be given live broadcasting time. One of them stated that “we’ve come to ATN to tell journalists how to write the news.