Last night on Odessa TV presenter, journalist “Duma TV” Alexander Novitsky, was attacked.
At about 00:30 Alexander helped his wife to Park the car in the yard on the street Leviatan. At this point he was approached by a man and said, “I’m going to kill you and end.” Then the stranger got into a fight.
Alexander used the means of self-defense (pepper spray and traumatic gun).
As a result, both received injuries of varying severity. Alexander was taken to Jewish hospital where he had been there for hours in a state of shock, problems with speech and a tremor passed only after drug sedation.
The assailant was arrested and sent to the regional hospital.
In a press-service of the Main Directorate of Ukraine in Odessa region “Duma” reported that data on this incident are brought in the Unified register of pre-judicial investigations as regards 1 article 296 of the Criminal code (hooliganism).
“During unloading of the car the journalist and his wife unknown came up and began to threaten. The journalist warned him that it will apply a traumatic pistol, but the assailant is not affected. As a result of application of means of self-defense, the assailant was damaged thigh. Both were taken to hospital”, – told in police.
Law enforcement officers say that the attacker was drunk and explain their actions can not.