Russia's central bank keeps key rate at 9%Business & Economy July 28, 13:47
Press review: Exiled Saakashvili to fight Poroshenko and Pentagon's chance to improve tiesPress Review July 28, 13:00
Putin approves Foreign Ministry’s statement in response to US sanctionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 28, 12:54
Moscow cuts back number of personnel in US diplomatic and consular missionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 28, 12:21
New Gromky corvette floated at Far East shipyardMilitary & Defense July 28, 12:02
EU set to approve expansion of anti-Russia sanctions due to Siemens by August — sourceWorld July 28, 11:20
FSB detains Central Asians on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks in St PetersburgWorld July 28, 11:16
At least 48 people injured in Barcelona train accidentWorld July 28, 10:17
Expert warns new sanctions against Russia may drive wedge between US and EUWorld July 28, 8:25
MOSCOW, February 6. /TASS/. The RT camera crew that came under sniper fire earlier on Friday in south-east Ukraine’s Uglegorsk has set off for Donetsk, RT press service told TASS on Friday.
RT journalists left Uglegorsk with the humanitarian convoy that helped evacuate civilians to Donetsk, the press service added.
The RT crew came under sniper fire while reporting on the evacuation of civilians through the checkpoint between Uglegorsk and Debaltsevo. The two sides of the Ukrainian conflict have earlier reached an agreement on temporary ceasefire that will allow civilians to leave the town. However, despite the agreements, the convoy came under fire.
"Bullets were flying in two-three meters from us. It happened near the checkpoint on the road out of Uglegorsk. The convoy stopped, and a sniper opened fire. We lay on the ground," RT correspondent Roman Kosarev said. "It was probably a Ukrainian sniper," RT Arabic journalist Anna Knishenko said.
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.