The Russian Embassy sent a protest to the State Department over the attack on Russian journalists in the United States

Earlier, the press service of Channel One reported that the TV channel’s film crew was injured in an attack by “people in camouflage” in Portland

The Russian Embassy sent a protest note to the State Department in connection with the attack on Channel One correspondents in Portland. This was announced on Wednesday by the Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov, his words are quoted on the page of the Russian diplomatic mission on Facebook. Earlier, the press service of Channel One reported that the TV channel’s film crew suffered as a result of an attack by “people in camouflage” in Portland, where protests continue after the death of George Floyd in late May in Minneapolis.

As the diplomat explained, on the night of July 22, “correspondent Yulia Olkhovskaya and cameraman Vyacheslav Arkhipov were subjected to unacceptable treatment by the local police.” “Press workers loudly and clearly identified themselves, presented documents, press cards and did not offer any resistance,” Antonov emphasized.

“A note of protest has been sent to the State Department on this outrageous fact. We demanded that a thorough investigation be carried out and that we be informed of its results,” Antonov said, recalling that the US authorities have not yet responded to the “previous note of May 31 concerning the police attack” to the correspondent RIA Novosti Mikhail Turgiev.

Embassy staff promptly contacted the correspondents of Channel One. “Their state of health does not cause concern, they do not need medical assistance. They were advised to keep a safe distance from the opposing sides,” Antonov said.

Embassy staff promptly contacted the correspondents of Channel One. “Their state of health does not cause concern, they do not need medical assistance. They were advised to keep a safe distance from the opposing sides,” Antonov said.

He noted that, according to the data of human rights activists, “the number of incidents with the press has already exceeded 500 cases.” “This year, the United States will clearly take the leading position in the world by this indicator,” the Russian ambassador said. “I would like to note that our journalists do not receive solidarity or at least moral support from local media workers here,” the diplomat concluded, stressing that the embassy intends to “ensure that this incident is taken into account by human rights organizations monitoring violations of the rights of media workers in USA”.

Earlier, the press service of Channel One reported that the TV channel’s film crew suffered as a result of an attack by “people in camouflage” in Portland, where protests continue after the death of George Floyd in late May in Minneapolis.