The newspaper believes that a recent court ruling annulled some of its statutory documents. The paper says the court ruling is an attempt to gag it.
Journalists also said that people representing the highest authorities in the nation approached the editor soon after the court ruling with a request to soften its criticism towards the government in exchange for a carefree life.
“These people think that newspapers are created to please them and praise them, particularly on the eve of an election. Sorry, we have another standpoint,” the paper’s chief editor Ihor Pochynok was quoted as saying. “We disagree with this image of the work of journalists and won’t go down to our knees.”