Aleksandr Gorobets: Ukraine unhappy place for Izvestiya correspondents

Russian newspaper Izvestiya’s own correspondent Yanina Sokolovskaya was assaulted on Tuesday in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv. About 9:30 in the evening she was returning home. As she entered her apartment block, a stranger jumped on her and put a knife against her throat. “You’ve come to grief,” he said. Ms. Sokolovskaya started to fight and managed to evade and even touch a doorbell of an apartment on the ground floor, which, happily, opened almost instantly. The assailant run way having warned that he “would be back.” The journalist has received serious hand and face cuts. Ms. Sokolovskaya links the attack with the publication in Izvestiya on Friday of an interview with Ukraine’s former vice-premier Yulia Timoshenko. At about the same time, an apartment of Aleksandr Timchina, director general of the Izvestiya-Ukraina company, was looted in the city of Melitopol.