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RT’s Paula Slier leaves Ukraine following call for her arrest, death threats — RT

by Systematic

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RT reports:

RT correspondent Paula Slier, who covered the fire near the Chernobyl nuclear station, has left Ukraine after a local journalist urged security services to detain her. Some commentators were calling for the RT reporter’s death.

The public call to arrest Slier was posted on Facebook by Denis Kazansky, a blogger and journalist for Ukrainsky Tizhden (Ukrainian Week) magazine.

“The worker of the Kremlin propaganda channel Russia Today [RT] Paula Slier, who laughingly reported on self-defense forces burning Ukrainian soldiers alive with ‘Grad’ missiles, moves freely about the country,” he wrote.

“Sirs from Ukraine’s Security Council, it’s your mistake. Maybe even Graham Philips could arrive? Those rascals shouldn’t be in our country,” Kazansky added.

The Facebook allegations triggered a flood of angry comments, with some users calling for the murder of the RT correspondent.

The Facebook allegations triggered a flood of angry comments, with some users calling for the murder of the RT correspondent.

A number of Ukrainian media outlets also reported on the Facebook entry.

Another Ukrainian journalist, Anatoly Shary, posted a YouTube video accusing Kazansky of lies and fact-spinning, attempting to prove that the accusations against Slier are a sham initiated by Ukrainian journalists.

It is not the first time Slier has faced online death threats. She received them in September 2014, when she was reporting from the frontline in eastern Ukraine. It was then that she was accused of “smiling,” while reporting next to the Donbass rebels firing Grad missiles at the alleged positions of the Kiev troops.

But as you can see from the video, Paula is actually wincing from the loud noise of rockets being launched close by. […]

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