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Second journalist survives shelling near Donetsk airport

April 13, 2015, 0:12 UTC+3 KIEV
The names of the journalists are unknown yet
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KIEV, April 12. /TASS/. One of two journalists who got under fire near the Donetsk airport earlier today has escaped, Ukraine’s spokesman in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) Andrey Leschinsky told Hromadske TV on Sunday.

"According to different reports, two local journalists were travelling in a car. According to preliminary information, an anti-tank guided missile hit the car. One journalist died. Another journalist survived as he managed to jump out of the car. The names of the journalists are unknown yet," Leschinsky said.

The Donetsk News Agency earlier reported that two journalists were killed near the Donetsk airport. "In the evening, two journalists died near the Peski settlement. According to preliminary reports, [they were killed] when a Ukrainian shell hit a car with journalists. The investigation is underway," the source said.

Self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic’s defense ministry spokesman Eduard Basurin said that the ministry cannot yet confirm the information about the incident. "For now, the circumstances of the incident are being clarified. A more detailed and comprehensive commentary will be given tomorrow," Basurin said.

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