Mezhyhirya Festival, an annual gathering of investigative journalists since 2014, takes place at ex-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s billion-dollar, 140-hectare estate some 10 kilometers north of the capital.
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Freedom of Speech Barometer Summary for May of 2018
Violators were mostly private individuals, law enforcement officers, and local authorities.