Sate Emergency Service to investigate Inter studio arson

According to the Head of the Ukrainian Sate Emergency Service Nikolay Chechetkin, the agency together with the National Police will be able to establish the nature and causes of fire.

6 September 2016 16:15

September 4, the protests began against the editorial policy of the "Inter" channel. At about six p.m. the fire was put out at the channel‘s studio "National Information System." The State Emergency Service reported that the studio was set on fire twice during the day.

The police have detained five protesters, who were the former members of the 30th mechanized brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

September 5, protesters gathered at the main office of TV channel "Inter" to ban its broadcasting. They accuse the "Inter" channel of a pro-Russian position.

Representatives of State Emergency Service of Ukraine, namely the fire laboratories staff, will investigate the cause of the fire in the "Inter" studio, according to the Head of the agency Nikolay Chechetkin, as cited by the Ukrainian MIA press service.

“I think that, together with the National Police we will be able to establish the nature and causes of fire,” Chechetkin said.

The Head of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine denied the rumors about anti-tank mines allegedly found in the studio.

“According to our information, no anti-tank mines or other explosive devices were found,” he said.

According to State Emergency Service, the occurrence at the "Inter" TV channel was not due to natural or technical reasons. The law enforcement officers are investigating the fire.

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