icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm
17 Jun, 2014 10:15

Russian journalist injured during shelling in E. Ukraine

Russian journalist injured during shelling in E. Ukraine

A correspondent for Russia’s Rossiya channel was injured while reporting out of the Mirny village near Lugansk, in eastern Ukraine. The incident reportedly took place when the Ukrainian military shelled the area, according to Lugansk self-defense forces.

“We can confirm that he (Igor Kornelyuk) has been wounded, but there is no information as to the degree of his injuries at this time,” a Rossiya TV channel spokesman told RIA Novosti news agency.

Local anti-government forces say the correspondent “is in serious condition at the hospital after the mortar shelling of Mirny.”

The Rossiya correspondent’s cameraman was not injured in the attack.

The channel has issued a statement saying “the cameraman is alive. He has not been wounded and is alright.”

A local resident who witnessed the shelling said that a mine had apparently detonated right next to a group of journalists, of which the Rossiya crew was a part.

“Our hospital is receiving many wounded as the shelling continues,” a local doctor told RT over the phone.

He then confirmed two fatalities, but did not specify who they were.

The shelling, which has continued unabated, started in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Later that day, a Ukrainian armored column tried to enter Mirny, but was repelled by local self-defense forces.