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Two journalists that came under fire in east Ukraine on Sunday survive — DPR

April 13, 2015, 12:36 UTC+3

One journalist suffered a concussion, the other one was seriously wounded

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Ukrainian military in Peski village, Ukraine (archive)

Ukrainian military in Peski village, Ukraine (archive)


MOSCOW, April 13. /TASS/. The journalists that on Sunday came under fire near the village of Peski in east Ukraine have survived, the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) defense ministry said on Monday.

"According to our information, one journalist suffered a concussion, the second one was seriously wounded," the Donetsk News Agency quoted the DPR defense ministry as saying.

On April 12, two journalists came under fire near the Donetsk airport. "According to different reports, two local journalists were travelling in a car. According to preliminary information, an anti-tank guided missile hit the car," Ukraine’s spokesman in the Joint Center for Control and Coordination (JCCC) Andrey Leschinsky told Hromadske TV on Sunday.

The Donetsk News Agency earlier reported that two journalists were killed near the Donetsk airport. Later reports said one journalist died while another one survived.

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