At least one other reporter, political correspondent
Kristina Berdinskikh, has also announced she was leaving at the end
of the week.
The moves come just days after 13 journalists quit
Forbes Ukraine, published by the same company, over allegations of
censorship by the new owner, young multi-millionaire Serhiy Kurchenko
who closed on the UMH acquisition deal earlier this month.
“These two events at UMH are certainly connected,” said Natalia Ligachova, head of media watchdog Telekritika. “They are connected to the new owners, who once they closed the deal (to purchase UMH), want to sharply change the editorial policy.”