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Russian REN TV journalist injured in Ukraine feels better — TV

July 01, 2014, 15:40 UTC+3
The journalists were covering a story on how self-defense forces in the region were tracking down artillery spotters from the pro-Kiev military forces
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MOSCOW, July 1. /ITAR-TASS/. A journalist Denis Kulaga came under mortar fire near Izvarino checkpoint in Ukraine’s eastern Luhansk region has been wounded but feels better, Russian TV channel representative told ITAR-TASS.

He also noted that the journalist’s appeal will be posted on the Internet soon.  

The broadcaster’s press service reported earlier that correspondent Denis Kulaga was shell-shocked and sustained hearing loss. There was no immediate information on the state of health of the cameraman.

“The crew members were swept by an explosion wave,” the press service said.

The journalists were covering a story on how self-defense forces in the region were tracking down artillery spotters from the pro-Kiev military forces.

Fierce military attacks of the pro-Kiev forces on the country’s southeastern regions resumed after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko terminated ceasefire in the embattled regions, primarily in Donetsk and Luhansk.

 

Casualties among Russian journalists

Three Russian journalists covering the developments in the embattled regions of Ukraine were killed within the past month. The most recent tragic death of a Russian journalist came on Sunday night.

Anatoly Klyan, 68, was among other journalists on a bus with mothers of military conscripts going to a pro-Kiev military unit in the Donetsk Region to demand the off-duty release of their sons, when the vehicle came under gunfire. Klyan, who worked as a cameraman for state-run television broadcaster Channel One, sustained a lethal gun wound in the abdomen and died upon his hospitalization.

Two correspondents from Russian state television and radio broadcasting company VGTRK, special correspondent Igor Kornelyuk and sound engineer Anton Voloshin, were killed near the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk on June 17.

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