Mr Muratov was in a practice compartment when he was doused with the paint “laced with” the chemical acetone, an English model of the Russian outlet Meduza has reported. English-language Meduza managing editor, Kevin Rothrock, mentioned: “Aboard a practice to Samara, any individual attacked Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Novaya Gazeta editor-in-chief Dmitry Muratov with purple paint laced with the solvent acetone.”
Mr Rothrock claimed the attackers yelled: “That is for our boys!”
In a press release on the Novaya Gazeta web site, Mr Moratov added: “They poured oil paint with acetone within the compartment.
“Eyes burn terribly. Practice Moscow-Samara.
“Oily odor everywhere in the automotive. Departure has already been delayed by half-hour.
“I am going to attempt to wash off. He shouted: ‘Muratov, here is to you for our boys.'”
The editor of Novaya Gazeta in Europe mentioned that the editor-in-chief had acquired medical consideration after the assault.
Kirill Martynov mentioned on Twitter Mr Muratov’s eyesight could possibly be broken.
Mr Muratov mentioned on March 22 that he would public sale off his Nobel Peace Prize to lift cash for Ukrainian refugees fleeing the battle.
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The announcement of the public sale got here lower than per week earlier than Novaya Gazeta stopped all of its operations.
Muratov introduced March 22 that he would public sale his Nobel medal to lift cash for Ukrainian refugees, six days earlier than Novaya Gazeta paused all operations following its second official warning from the Russian media regulator Roskomnadzor.
Muratov’s paper, Novaya Gazeta is usually seen as a dissenting voice to the Kremlin, and introduced shortly after the invasion of Ukraine that it will cease publishing till the tip of the battle.
This adopted quite a few warnings from the Russian press regulator, which has compelled the outlet to take away content material.
The Russian regulator, Roskomnadzor, cracked down on the outlet after a brand new censorship legislation was introduced in to ban any reference to the battle in Ukraine as a “battle” or “invasion”.
Any reporting judged to query the Russian navy may end in a 15-year jail sentence.
Novaya Gazeta introduced in February: “We’re suspending the publication of the newspaper on our web site, social media networks and in print till the tip of the ‘particular operation on Ukraine’s territory’.”