Ukrainian official rebuked for locking reporter in utility room

Kyiv’s city general architect has been officially reprimanded for locking a journalist in a room during a council meeting. The incident took place at a meeting of Kyiv’s planning council on the 2 February. Serhiy Tselovalnyk walked past a group of journalists, ignoring their requests for comment. Olha Koshelenko, a journalist for the 1+1 television company, pursued him, and he forced her into a utility room and locked the door. Koshelenko was eventually released. City chairman Oleksandr Popov condemned Tselovalnyk’s actions.