Business Continuity Incident: protest closes Ukraine TV station

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A Ukrainian television station has been forced to broadcast from a mobile facility after its building caught fire during a protest.

Local news reported that TV Inter’s headquarters in Kiev caught fire on Sunday after a group of around 20 protesters gathered outside and set tyres alight.

Kiev police official Andrei Krishenko said witnesses believed a smoke bomb had been thrown into the building, the Ukrainska Pravda website reported. Local authorities said six people were arrested in connection with the blaze.

The TV station is regarded by many Ukrainians as having pro-Russia bias, and has been the target of several protests due to its alleged support of Kremlin policy in Ukraine.

 

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