The incident is the latest power play by the Neo-Nazis in Ukraine, who have emerged as a dominant force in the new coalition government. The Svoboda ministers were angry that the television station ran footage of Russian President Vladimir Putin announcing that Crimea would become part of the Russian Federation. Svoboda recently won 37 seats in Parliament, and now control a number of government ministries, including the defense ministry and the state prosecutor's office.
Svoboda party members paying visit to Chief Physician of the central hospital of Ulyanovsk. In Maidan style #Ukraine
Video of attack by men from Svoboda party on Oleksandr Panteleymonov. A chaotic video shows Oleksandr Panteleymonov, who led the Ukrainian state TV company, being shouted at and beaten over the head until he gives into the attackers' demands and writes the letter.
Violent video: Ukraine TV boss beaten up, forced to resign by far-right Svoboda MPs
Neonazi Svoboda party members attacking director Ukraine state television