Tuesday, August 30 2016 12:45 EEST
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OSCE: Circumstances of the death of the journalist Alexander Shchetinin should be promptly and thoroughly investigated
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Representatives of international organizations also urge Ukrainian authorities to resolve situation with safety of journalists and punish those responsible

The circumstances of the death of the journalist Alexander Shchetinin should be promptly and thoroughly investigated. The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic stated this, the website of the organization reports, according to 112.international.

'The circumstances of this tragedy must be swiftly and thoroughly investigated,' Mijatović said. 'His death is a loss for media community and my sincere condolences go out to Shchetinin’s family, friends and colleagues', reads the statement.

The OSCE Representative also urged the Ukrainian authorities to rectify the situation with the safety of journalists and to effectively address the issue of impunity of perpetrators.

As reported earlier by 1492news.com, Russian journalist Olexandr Schetinin found dead in his apartment in Kyiv.

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