Interior Minister of Ukraine Arsen Avakov wrote on his Facebook page, Censor.NET informs.
"Turchynov [NSDC secretary- ed.], Yatseniuk [former PM - ed.] and Avakov are major targets of the Kremlin," Avakov wrote.
"Anti-Ukrainian orders received by Stolyarova and Muravyev in August 2015 included tasks to organize a wave of black PR against a number of Ukrainian politicians. The first item on this task was a package of dirty materials against NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov."
According to the interior minister, the 'order' also included former PM Arsenii Yatseniuk, himself, deputy chairman of Verkhovna Rada committee on culture Mykola Knaizhytskyi, chairman of Verkhovna Rada committee on national security and defense Serhii Pashynskyi, and others.
Avakov stressed that the Russian journalists from Inter TV channel were "fulfilling the Kremlin's order on informational destruction" of those who were deemed enemies by the Russian authorities. The minister believes there are more pro-Russian media in Ukraine who continue operating freely in the country.
As reported, on Aug. 3, May 2015 correspondence between employee of the "DPR Ministry of Public Security" Tatiana Yegorova and representatives of Ukraine's TV channels leaked online. One version attributes the leak to hackers, while another one suggests that Yegorova herself is behind it. The leaked correspondence reveals that the staff of Inter, Ukraina and Donbas TV stations were agreeing their stories with representatives of the so-called "DPR."
In particular, Russian journalist Leonid Muravyev (who was trying to get employed at Inter in spring of 2015 but was expelled from Ukraine) mentions some Mariya in his e-mail. Most likely, he is talking about Mariya Stolyarova, former creative producer of Inter's "Podrobytsi Tyznhia" news show. Inter's top manager Nazim Bedirov believes the e-mails are fake.
Inter channel reporter Roman Bochkala, whose name was mentioned in the e-mails, said the communication could possibly be real. Bochkala left the channel after the publication of the e-mails.