Georgian Embassy employee assaults Ukrainian photographer (PHOTO, VIDEO)

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July 18, 2011, 2:10 p.m. | Kyiv — by Kyiv Post
On Monday an unidentified man, who claimed to be an employee of the Embassy of Georgia in Kyiv, struck a Ukrainian photojournalist several times. The photograther was taking pictures of members of Femen, the Ukrainian women's rights group that was demonstrating on behalf of detained photographers in Georgia. The scuffle happened out the Embassy of Georgia in Kyiv.

An unidentified man, who claims to be an employee of the Embassy of Georgia in Ukraine, beats Ukrainian women's rights group Femen activist during a picket to support detained Georgian photographers. The incident happened outside the Embassy of Georgia in Kyiv on July, 18. (AP)

Earlier three Georgian photojournalists, including the personal photographer of President Mikhail Saakashvili, were detained on suspicion of spying and charged with espionage in Tbilisi.
The three photographers in Georgia were arrested and charged with spying last week: Irakli Gedenidze, the personal photographer of President Mikhail Saakashvili; Zurab Kurtsikidze of the European Press photo Agency; and Abdaladze, who has worked for the Georgian Foreign Ministry and freelanced for The Associated Press.

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Anonymous July 18, 2011, 3:09 p.m.    

2 questions:

Why would FEMEN protest about Georgia detaining Russian spies?

How easy would it be to hire a few hot chicks to protest against ANYTHING in an effort to smear Georgia, who lead the way in post-Soviet reconstruction?

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Mykhayl July 18, 2011, 4:25 p.m.    


Entrapping Russia as an aggressor when you made them the defender?


Ukrainians are hospitable, Ukraine is beautiful, Ukrainian is desirable.

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Anonymous July 18, 2011, 3:28 p.m.    

No chance. Such ugly girls can try whatever they want - they will never be photo models.

Only on Femen press releases.

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Anonymous July 18, 2011, 7:51 p.m.    

Maybe it is time to send him home. This does not help Georgia look very good in the eyes of the world.

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Anonymous July 18, 2011, 8 p.m.    

(un)coverageby Reuters

Embassy Worker Attacks Topless Protesters

A Georgian embassy employee has attacked topless women protesting outside the embassy in Kiev against the arrest of photojournalists.

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Anonymous July 19, 2011, 12:41 a.m.    

Georgia, the poster model of GW Bush &quot;democracies&quot; exposed. Thank-you femen for uncovering the truth.

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Anonymous July 19, 2011, 3:10 a.m.    

How can he be a A REAL UKRAINIAN man when he does not speak Ukrainian ?? Landyk speaks Russian !!

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Anonymous July 19, 2011, 3:20 p.m.    

If the individual photographed in the process of commiting multiple assaults was indeed a member of the Georgian Embassy in Kyiv his actions should not go unanswered. As should be the case with any Embassy around the world he should be charged with violating the criminal code of the host nation, declared persona non grata and subsequently deported to the nation where he came from. The Georgian Ambassador should also be summoned to the Department of Foreign Affairs and given a stern warning regarding the conduct of his/her employees. Case closed.

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