A letter was sent on April 23, 2010 by Jean-François Julliard, Secretary-General of Reporters Without Borders to Mr. Anatoliy Mohylyov, the Ukrainian Minister of Interior, to complain about human rights violations of journalists in that country. The letter reads as follows:
Reporters Without Borders would like to draw your attention to the erosion of the right to information in your country in recent months as a result of arrests and intimidation of journalists working for both traditional and online media.
This aim of this behaviour by police officers abusing their authority appears to have been to scare journalists and pressure them into censoring themselves. Reporters Without Borders is particularly concerned by the fact that the police are beginning to target online journalists.