In a short period of time, since November 22 there has been an onslaught targeting Ukrainian activist who want closer ties with the EU. But the violence doesn't stop there. Its now being directed towards LGBT people and journalists as well.
U.S. Embassy in Kyiv condemned the attack on Chornovol in the statement it released on Dec. 25. The embassy called for an investigation, "which unlike previous such incidents must result in those responsible being held fully accountable under the law."
Watch this video from the dashboard camera in Tetiana Chornovol's car as they force her to stop the day after she posted about Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs Vitaliy Yuriyovych Zakharchenko extravagant new home.
"They didn't say anything. They were just beating." Tetiana Chornovo from her hospital bed.T
Who would do such a thing? Most say these criminals are ether tied to Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych or working for him indirectly.
Tetiana Chornovol's beating sends clear message: "no one is safe". Contracted violence vs journalists in #Ukraine may become the new normYou can watch a video stream from Kiev protest site via UStream.
— Evgen Vorobiov (@vorobyov) December 25, 2013
Live from the protest at Kiev # Êvromajdan # Evromajdan #Euromaidan
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