The head of Ukraine’s state television company has reportedly been forced to resign after being assaulted by nationalist parliamentary deputies unhappy with what they saw as the dissemination of pro-Russian propaganda on the country’s main state channel.
According to reports, a group of deputies forced their way into the office of Oleksandr Panteleymonov and forced him to write a resignation later while filming the incident and later posting the film online.
The group of deputies, which included a member of the right-wing Svoboda party who is also a member of a new parliamentary committee on freedom of speech, accused Panteleymonov of biased reporting.
Politician and potential presidential candidate Vitali Klitschko condemned the deputies’ behavour and called for a full investigation of the incident.
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