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Donbas.Realii journalists come under Russian fire near Bakhmut

23.03.2023, 10:51
Photo: Ben Zion Lazarevych
Photo: Ben Zion Lazarevych

Donbas.Realii correspondents came under Russian shelling near Bakhmut on March 22. This is reported on the project's Telegram channel.

According to the correspondent Yehor Loginov, they were filming the work of the Ukrainian military a few kilometers away from the front line, which is when the Russian troops started shelling the positions with mortars and "Grads".

"Our positions were under fire, but we made it to a dugout. We sat through the shelling and left," the journalist said.

According to Loginov, only the car was damaged. One of the fragments pierced the car door and the driver's seat and got stuck in the magazine "UAF Ground Forces", on a page depicting Valery Zaluzhny. "We can say that our Commander-in-chief can even stop shrapnel," Yehor added and showed the fragment stuck in the publication.

"Most importantly, everyone is alive," the journalist noted.

Shell fragment that pierced the car and got stuck in the magazine. Photo – screenshot from the video by Donbas.Realii

As IMI reported, RFE/RL journalists have repeatedly come under fire in the Donbas. For instance, on May 28, 2022, RFE/RL correspondent Maryan Kushnir and photographer Serhiy Nuzhnenko came under Russian fire near Bakhmut. The journalists were filming a report about the Ukrainian military's counterattack, and the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces were being shelled by Russian artillery. On March 11, 2022, Maryan Kushnir suffered a concussion as a result of a Russian attack on Kyiv oblast.

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