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Broadcaster opens bank account to help relatives of journalist killed in Ukraine

June 19, 2014, 16:49 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Money can be transferred in favor of the journalist’s wife Yekaterina Kornelyuk

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MOSCOW, June 19. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s broadcaster VGTRK has opened a bank account for donations to the family of special correspondent Igor Kornelyuk, fatally wounded while working on assignment near Ukraine’s eastern city of Luhansk, The All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK) wrote this on its website on Thursday.

“His wife and seven-year-old daughter have been left behind in Salekhard [in Russia's Far North],” VGTRK said.

Money can be transferred in favor of the journalist’s wife Yekaterina Kornelyuk. Account details can be found on the broadcaster’s website.

Kornelyuk was among a three-member crew hit by mortar fire near Luhansk when filming self-defense forces helping local residents leave an area of military hostility. Sound engineer colleague Anton Voloshin died at the scene.

The journalist will be buried at the Troyekurovskoye cemetery in western Moscow. A farewell ceremony will take place at the Special Correspondents studio at 21 Pravda Street in Moscow at noon on Friday.

The remains of sound engineer Voloshin will be sent for laboratory analysis, as requested by his parents, VGTRK said, adding that a farewell ceremony would be held after test results were completed.

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