Statement of Chairperson of Foundation for Protection of Freedom of Speech Hanna Herman concerning press-marathon of Ukrainian President

On November 26, 2021, a press-marathon of Volodymyr Zelensky took place, where journalists from all over Ukraine felt hostility of the President of Ukraine.

Press-marathon of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has demonstrated the hostility of the head of state towards the entire community of independent journalists.

Arrogance, insults and physical violence of his guards is a declaration of war not only to the journalists of the TV channels that Zelensky has closed. This is a war against freedom of the press in the literal sense of the word.

We urge the world community to give a clear and unequivocal response to the violation of the fundamental right to freedom of speech in Ukraine.