The South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) called upon Ukrainian state authorities to immediately investigate the murders of journalists Oles Buzina and Sergey Sukhobok.
According to reports from Ukraine, Buzina was killed by two masked men at 13:20 on 16 April, while jogging near his home in Ukranian capital Kiev. He was an author and TV presenter and well known for writing pro-Russian opinion pieces in the daily Segodnya. Buzina had also unsuccessfully stood in last year’s parliamentary election as a candidate with the Russian Bloc.
Sergey Sukhobok, killed on 13 April, was the founder of the news websites ProUA and Okbom and had worked in journalism since 1998. Details of his death – including the manner in which it occurred – remain uncertain.