Sniper Attack on RT Team in Eastern Ukraine Caught on Camera
Sniper Attack on RT Team in Eastern Ukraine Caught on Camera © REUTERS/ Gleb Garanich
09:40 17.02.2015(updated 11:26 17.02.2015)
An RT camera crew has been shot at due to sniper crossfire in eastern Ukraine.
An RT camera crew was shot at as sniper crossfire intensified in eastern Ukraine, just two days after the announcement of an official ceasefire, sources say.
The incident took place when the team traveled to the town of Uglegorsk, located about 14 kilometers away from the main battleground of Debaltseve.
Ukrainian snipers prevented the team from moving further, despite the fact that there were Press signs on the camera crewmen’s outfits.
Despite a ceasefire agreement coming into force two days ago, sporadic fighting persists in some areas of eastern Ukraine.
The war in eastern Ukraine has already claimed the lives of four Russian journalists, including correspondent Igor Kornelyuk and video engineer Anton Voloshin of the state-owned broadcaster VGTRK, cameraman Anatoly Klyan from Channel One TV network and photographer Andrei Stenin of the MIA Rossiya Segodnya new agency.