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 Kolomoyskyy Gave UNIAN Journalists Three Choices: Apologize, Resign, or Forget About Everything

Businessman Ihor Kolomoyskyy can close his news agency UNIAN.

Kommersantreports referring to one of the top managers of the 1 +1 Groupwhich owns UNIAN.

According to the source, the team was informedabout this by head of 1 +1 Oleksandr Tkachenko during a meeting onTuesday.

"Shutting doen the agency is one of the possiblescenarios," confirmed head of the National Union of Journalists(owns 0.1% of UNIAN) Nalivayko Oleh who participated in themeeting.

Mr. Tkachenko confirmed the fact of the meetingbut declined to comment on its contents, citing an agreement withthe staff of the agency.

Kolomoyskyy is willing to resort to suchmeasures, if the team does not withdraw its statement on the factsof censorship on his part, says a staff member of UNIAN. It is aconflict related to the publication of false interview of YuliaTymoshenko's defense attorney, deputy Serhii Vlasenko(Batkivschyna) and his faction colleague OleksandraKuzhel.

Kolomoyskyy offered UNIAN employees severaloptions under which the agency will continue to work, and they haveto choose one of them until the next meeting of the personnel, asource reports.

Under the first option the staff must apologizeand withdraw its statement about censorship.

Under the second one - to resign in full, andthat is over 60 people.

Under the third - to forget about the incidentwith the bears and continue to work as before.

"But the staff refuses to comply with thedemands of the owner and asks to remove the four editors appointedlast year for censoring," said one of the sources inUNIAN.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n234277