Mayor of ukrainian village suffered the consequences of his activism

1. 9. 2017 - UKRAINE

Vasyl Tkachenko is the mayor of central-ukrainian village of Yasnoziriya. He iniciated one of the biggest civil society actions in the region in the past years. The alarmed locals gathered for road blockade accessing the construction site of new poultry brigade by the MHP company. Shortly after that, he was attacked in his office by two hired boxers from Vinnitsya and suffered serious injuries.

Photo: Majda Slamova