It is reported by TASS.

“We in the Union of Crimean Journalists believe that the initiation of criminal cases is one of the attempts to exert psychological pressure on journalists. They want journalists to be afraid to express their point of view, ”he said.

According to him, such a lesson is unpromising. Trofimov added that in Kiev "they can initiate as many criminal cases as they like," but "you can’t strangle the word of truth."

On September 19, the “Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea” created in Kiev announced the registration of criminal proceedings upon the trip of Crimean journalists to the OSCE meeting in Warsaw.

Earlier, the Ukrainian delegation boycotted a statement by a journalist from Crimea to the OSCE.

Crimea became the Russian region after the referendum of 2014, in which the majority of the inhabitants of the peninsula called for reunification with Russia.