Law enforcers have detained another man allegedly involved in an attack on journalist Tetiana Chornovol, said Interior Minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko.
"Three people who were involved in the attack on the social activist have been identified. Two of them were arrested. Investigative actions are being conducted with them," the ministry's public relations department quoted Zakharchenko as saying. As reported, journalist Chornovol was beaten in Kyiv region in the early hours of Wednesday. According to the police, Chornovol was driving her car when she was cut off by a dark-coloured car. Unidentified individuals pulled the journalist out of the car and beat her up, throwing her car into a ditch. Criminal proceedings were opened into the incident. Chornovil is a well-known journalist and social activist who published a series of investigative materials concerning incumbent high-ranking officials. "I personally control the investigation into an assault on Tetiana Chornovol. We have developed a strong investigative team made up of the best investigators," stated the interior minister. Three individuals involved in the beating were identified in less than 24 hours, the minister said. The car used by the attackers was found last night in Brovary, Kyiv region. A Porsche Cayenne, with the same licence plates as the car that attacked Chornovol on Wednesday was found on Olimpiyska Street in Brovary. The car was immediately surrounded by law enforcement officers after it was found. "The Interior Ministry is interested that all persons involved in this crimes are found and detained as quickly as possible in order to establish the events of that night and to hold responsible those guilty," the Interior Minister said.