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Aggressors detain a journalist in Zaporizhzhia and take her to Donetsk

Tuesday, 29 March 2022, 18:30
Aggressors detain a journalist in Zaporizhzhia and take her to Donetsk

Kateryna Tyshchenko— Tuesday, 29 March 2022 18:30

The Russian military have detained a journalist from Zaporizhzhya. Irina Dubchenko has been taken to the occupied Donetsk in order to "investigate her actions."

Source: Head of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine Serhiy Tomilenko reporting the words of the journalist’s sister, Oleksandra Dubchenko


Details: Dubchenko was detained on 26 March in Rozivka, Zaporizhzhia region, and taken to Donetsk "to investigate her actions in connection to hiding and supporting a Ukrainian soldier."

The sister said: "Our parents went to Rozivka on 28 March to take away my bedridden grandmother and my sister, who was caring for her and working there remotely as a journalist for the Ukrainian media.

My parents found out that Irina had been taken away. The local "commandant" initially said that they did not detain women, and then later admitted that she had been arrested and was being held in Donetsk."

More details: The aggressor's key accusation is that Irina was hiding a seriously wounded Ukrainian soldier at her home.

Irina has a young child who will turn 4 years old next month. A few weeks before the war, the family took the child to Zaporizhzhia.

The Zaporizhzhia Regional Organization of NSJU (National Society of Journalists of Ukraine) confirms that Iryna Dubchenko is a well-known professional journalist, who collaborated with many media outlets in Zaporizhzhia and nationally.