Anna Myroniouk holds up the covers of her newspaper one by one at a press conference in Kiev on November 15. The journalist lists the oligarchs, Ukrainian politicians and controversial topics on which the
, Ukraine's leading English-language media, has written.
“We were critical of everyone (…) and we gave voice to all sides,” she
assures us. A week earlier, Anna Myroniouk and her colleagues learned that they were being dismissed without warning and asked to vacate the premises. The owner, Adnan Kivan, wants to
"bigger and better"
in four languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English and Arabic.
The Ukrainian businessman of Syrian origin has wanted for several weeks to create a Ukrainian version of the media, and had even already chosen a relative as editor-in-chief, without discussion with the current team.
For Anna Myroniouk, the closure is an
“act of revenge”
The decision immediately sparked an uproar in
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