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Graham Phillips Released By Ukrainian Authorities – 21 May 2014

RT logoAn RT journalist reporting from Ukraine, Graham Phillips, was released after almost 36 hours of detention by various Kiev security forces.

Phillips says he is feeling ‘ok’ after questioning by Ukrainian security forces and spending a night in detention.

Ukraine’s authorities did not charge him with anything, he tweeted.

“All my work in order, no charges, no deportation, no one laid a hand on me in anger, Ukrainian authorities treated me fairly,” he said.

“All my work in order, no charges, no deportation, no one laid a hand on me in anger, Ukrainian authorities treated me fairly,” he said.

Earlier on Wednesday the Ukraine Security Service finished proceedings against Phillips, and handed him over to the consul of the British embassy in Kiev.

Phillips was detained at a checkpoint near Mariupol in eastern Ukraine on May 20. Earlier on Wednesday, RT received a statement from the country’s Defense Ministry, which confirmed that the journalist’s arrest had been carried out by the National Guard. The National Guard also confirmed Phillips’ detention.

“According to our information, [Phillips] was detained at a National Guard checkpoint, which does not report to us… This journalist was then handed over to law enforcement officials for the violations he committed,” Bogdan Senyk, deputy head of the Defense Ministry’s press service, said.

According to Senyk, Phillips was detained for “filming facilities which are forbidden from being filmed. And this was pointed out to him. His footage proved the violations, as we were told.”

Read the full story at: www.rt.com / link to original article

 

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