“The correspondent Yevgeny Reshetnev and his colleagues were filming a report on events around the village of Luhanskaya, about 15 kilometers north-east of the regional center,” the statement says. “Today, fierce clashes have erupted there as the Ukrainian army deployed a major group of armoured vehicles and is trying to battle through to Luhansk. Military pounded the site where the reporters were with artillery shells. The fire was opened presumably from the positions of the Adar battalion.”
No one of the reporters was hurt, the channel said.