“The prosecution authorities have filed criminal proceedings upon the death of ten people including three Ukrainian servicemen, six Ukrainian civilians and a citizen of the Russian Federation, who was working for VGTRK’s ‘Rossiya-1’ channel,” the message says.“It has been established that June 17, 2014, during the counter-terrorism operation near the city of Luhansk the terrorists used fire guns and mortars to carry out a shooting attack on a consolidated military unit,” the prosecutor’s office noted. “Upon this fact, the prosecutor’s office has filed criminal proceedings for an offense under Part 3, Article 258 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (terrorist attack, which led to people’s deaths).”
The journalists had the insignia of press workers on their clothes. One of the shells burst literally under the reporters’ feet. Igor Kornelyuk was rushed to a hospital in Luhansk with serious wounds but the doctors could not save him. Nothing was known about the fate of sound engineer Anton Voloshin for several hours until the only surviving member of the camera crew - cameraman Viktor Denisov - finally identified Anton’s body.