Materials of check concerning the attack on the observer of “Novaya Gazeta” Yulia Latynina is transferred from the interior Ministry to the Investigative Committee because it was established that the incident is connected with her professional activities.
“During check it is established that illegal actions concerning the journalist of “Novaya Gazeta” Yulia Latynina was linked to her professional activities, in this connection, the Prosecutor of the Western administrative district of Moscow the materials for further review transferred to the SU at CJSC IC of Russia in Moscow”, – quotes the edition of the official response to the editorial request.
As reported, immediately after the call Latynina to law enforcement, August 20, “the police immediately inspected the scene, organized by the complex of operative-investigative measures to establish the perpetrators of the wrongful act”.
We will remind, the attack on the journalist occurred near the hotel “Ukraine”. Latynina was in the editorial office of the radio station “Echo of Moscow”, where she was scheduled to air. Unknown poured feces on the journalist, the second participant in the attack was waiting on a motorcycle. They both immediately disappeared.
Latynina noted that the attackers had carefully prepared the assault, for example – knew where she was Parking the car. The direct executor of the crime was in a motorcycle helmet, which complicates identification. On the helmet of the attacker were the camera is mounted, subsequently, a videotape of the incident was available to the media.
The journalist relates the incident with the content in the “Novaya Gazeta” about the “Kremlin chef” Eugene Prigogine. “Novaya Gazeta” has investigated two main areas of activities of Prigogine. The publication claimed that he is funding a “Troll factory” in St. Petersburg. Also journalists linked Prigogine attacks on the opposition in St. Petersburg.
Latynina was really touched by the police who took her statement and suggestedthat “neither Putin nor other authorities here does not smell” as “small criminal initiative of one person who really wants to curry favor”.
According to Latynina, it is about what has caused the attack, but can not prove it. “Besides, maybe we’re wrong, and several versions. In any case it is clear that this Amateur person who wants to take over the functions of the state,” she said.