A known in Kherson social activist and journalist, activist of the Samopomich faction Yevheniia Virlych was beaten in the city council. She has a concussion and various bruises. As reported by the victim, following the meeting of the standing deputy commission, the wife of deputy Vlasov from the Opposition bloc ran up to her waving a piece of paper in her hand and shouting something, and then began to beat the journalist. All this happened in the premises of the Kherson city council, and therefore there are many witnesses.
Yevheniia Virlych is known in Kherson for her critical articles about the theft of budget funds. The last of them was about the Vlasov family – the entrepreneurs who have access to budgetary funds and are connected with a scandalous outdoor stand in the Dniprovskyi district of the city.
In 2015, Oleksandr Vlasov has already “become famous” due to a fight in which he bit off the ear of the head of the “Azov” civil corps. The latter had learnt that Vlasov had been gathering people for money to disrupt a meeting of the city council. Court hearings on this matter are still ongoing, but the deputy himself treats it all as a funny incident. Obviously, seeing the impunity of her husband, Vlasov’s wife is now openly threatening everyone who criticizes their “family business” on the social media. And now she has also beaten the journalist.
The police have already opened a criminal proceeding under Article 171 of the Criminal Code (obstruction of the lawful professional activity of journalists).