The leader of the "DNR" Alexander Zakharchenko hypocritically states that the terrorist authorities do not persecute dissentients for criticizing the "republic" in the occupied territory of the Donetsk oblast. He told about this in an interview with Russian propagandists Alexander Kazakov and Zakhar Prilepin.
"Our enemies, who live in Donetsk, Horlivka, etc., constantly write about us. We know about these people, but they freely write, for what they would be shot dead in Ukraine. Here they write, we read it, watch, listen, laugh and become angry…"- the militant told.
Interviewing him Russians did not want to ask a clarification question about dozens of residents of the occupied Donbass, unreasonably thrown "to the basement". They did not raise the issue of Ukrainian journalist Stanislav Vasin, who was arrested just for the publication of a truthful picture from the "DNR".
Ukrainian journalist Stanislav Aseyev, who wrote under the pseudonym Vasin, resided on the territory of the Donetsk oblast, temporarily uncontrolled in Ukraine. On June 2, 2017, he stopped contacting. Militants did not recognize for a long time that they kept Aseyev. On July 14, they declared Vasin as wanted, but later confirmed that he was arrested on suspicion of "espionage".