14:50 20.01.2014

Ukrainian police confirm detention of Radio Liberty journalist

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said it does not classify violators of law and order by their professional activities and confirmed the detention of one Radio Liberty journalist.

"Some citizens were the most active and hurled prohibited objects at the police. They were detained. One of them was indeed a journalist for Radio Liberty, but there were no identification signs confirming that he was a journalist on him. He did not give his name when he was detained. It turned out that he was a representative of Radio Liberty only when he was identified," the Interior Ministry press service reported on Monday.

The agency said the events are now being investigated and the role of every person involved in them is being determined.

Radio Liberty earlier reported the detention of two journalists.

The journalists went to Hrushevskoho Street to film the events taking place there after 2000 on Monday, Radio Liberty reported. During a pause in the clashes between the protesters and the police, which lasted several minutes, they approached the police cordon and then the broadcast stopped.

Radio Liberty has reported, citing a text message from one of the journalists, that the journalists are now in a police vehicle. The text message says the journalists were battered during detention.

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