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Ukrainian journalist Borys Brahinskiy has said he was attacked on April 12 in the eastern city of Dnipropetrovsk, RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service reports.

Brahinskiy told journalists on April 13 that a young man attacked him near his car in front of the building of the Channel 9 television station where he works.

He said the assailant knocked him down and beat him viciously. Brahinskiy was hospitalized with a concussion and numerous bruises and other injuries. He was later released.

Brahinskiy, who is a moderator for the TV program "Hubernski khroniky" (Regional Chronicles), said he believed the attack was connected to his professional activities.

He said his TV program had been investigating cases related to local businesses and politics.

Local police have launched an investigation into the attack.

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