The incident took place during the plenary session, Arguments of the Week - Crimea reports.
Melnyk left the courtroom before the session, and went into the corridor. At this time of the Crimean Tatar TV crew of TV Krym was working there. Correspondent Shevket Ganiiev was recording a stand-up. The MP was speaking loudly on the phone and the journalists had to restart again. However, Melnyk began to talk louder. Ganiiev then turned to him with a request either to speak quieter or move away a little further from the recording place. In response, Melnyk entered the picture, became agitated and started explaining that the press is "allowing too much," wave his arms, shout and insult them calling them names. "He started to insult me loudly, saying that the journalists are rude and impudent," Shevket Ganiiev told Arguments of the Week - Crimea.