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Bild filming crew comes under Russian fire in Bakhmut

13.02.2023, 14:21
Photo: screenshot from video by Bild
Photo: screenshot from video by Bild

On February 12, the filming crew of the German Bild came under Russian fire in Bakhmut, Donetsk oblast. This was reported on the publication's website.

Journalists Paul Ronzheimer, Vadym Moysenko and Giorgos Moutafis were filming a story about the lives of Bakhmut locals who remain in the city despite the shelling.

According to the report, the filming crew witnessed Russian attacks while traveling through the city: "Russian soldiers are shooting with mortars at the neighbourhood where we have just been interviewing residents."

While filming the story and talking to locals, the filming crew came under fire and had to run for cover. As noted in the article, the explosion was "extreme" and not even 200 metres away from them.

"We run away while there are more explosions in our direct vicinity. It is sometimes only seconds that decide whether somebody is hit, or will continue to live," the article says.

After three hours in Bakhmut, which, as the journalists note, "has become hell in this war," the filming crew left the city.

As IMI reported, on January 2, 2023, Bild reporter Bjorn Stritzel was injured by shrapnel in a Russian shelling attack on Druzhkivka town (Donetsk oblast). 

The Bild team, which has been filming a report in Druzhkivka, is intact, the publication notes.

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