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MOSCOW, February 6. /TASS/. Journalists from the RT Russian TV channel have come under fire in Ukraine’s Uglegorsk, RT press service said on Friday.
The press service said no one was injured in the incident, but journalists remain blocked in the center of the town. "We came under fire. Everyone is alright," RT correspondent Roman Kosarev said.
RT Arabic journalist Anna Knishenko said they came under fire when trying to leave Uglegorsk. "We are hiding now. There are Ukrainian snipers everywhere. We are waiting for a humanitarian convoy," Knishenko said. There will be no opportunity to leave the town in the nearest future, she added.
Apart from Roman Kosarev and Anna Knishenko, the camera crew includes operator Sergey Grushin and assistant Nikolay Bocharov.
RT journalists have repeatedly come under fire while covering the conflict in Ukraine last year. In May, operator Fyodor Zavaleykov was wounded in the shelling in Mariupol. RT journalists also came under fire near Kramatrosk in May. In October, RT Arabic camera crew came under shelling in the Luhansk Region.
Earlier on Friday another two Russian reporters reportedly came under shelling in eastern Ukraine's village of Chetnukhino. A report of the LuganskInformCentre, a news agency of the self-proclaimed Luhansk republic, said that Dmitry Malyshev and Artem Kol came under shelling. The reporters were not injured.
One of the reporters, Artyom Kol, said, "We witnessed the fighting that began during the evacuation of peaceful citizens of the Chernukhino village. A subversive group of Ukraine’s security forces opened fire on civilians."
At that moment, the Luhansk republic’s militias returned fire to cover peaceful citizens and also journalists working on the frontline, the Russian reporter said.