Turchynov to journalists on professional holiday: "You are Ukrainian soldiers, too"

11:40, 06 June 2016
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Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov congratulated journalists on their professional holiday.

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"This job has always been one of the most popular and the most dangerous ones. You are always on the edge, always in the epicenter of events. It is on your words – on what you say or not -- the lives may depend. A journalist is a litmus test for the whole society, they are its eyes and ears. Through your eyes we see the events of the day. The days go by, becoming history. The history you're writing," he said in a congratulatory message on the occasion of the Journalist Day.

Turchynov thanked journalists "for the daily work, for the fact that you're conscientiously performing your professional duty by sacrificing your weekends, your leisure time. This may sound a bit in a military manner, but you are also Ukrainian soldiers. Your weapon is your word. And it should defend Ukraine."

Read alsoOSCE Rep. hopes those responsible for doxing journos in Ukraine to be punished NSDC Secretary wished journalists "even more strength and inspiration, creativity and personal realization, and huge faith in Ukraine, which we together, by joint efforts, are able to make a real European country. May God bless you and your families!"

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