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Radio Liberty filming crew comes under fire in Donetsk oblast

31.08.2023, 11:08
Photo: Anna Kudryavtseva / Radio Liberty
Photo: Anna Kudryavtseva / Radio Liberty

On August 30, a Radio Liberty filming crew came under rocket fire in the Donetsk oblast, the broadcaster reports on their website.

The incident happened while the crew (reporter Yevhenia Kytayiva and camerawoman Anna Kudryavtseva) was reporting. The group also included driver Volodymyr Yavniuk.

The shelling damaged the car they were driving. The crew was not injured.

RFE/RL notes that the journalists have recently joined their team as front-line correspondents. They have considerable experience working near the front line.

Anna Kudryavtseva has been filming at the front since 2014. Yevhenia Kytayiva has been working in combat areas since 2015. They have been working together for seven years.

Driver Volodymyr Yavniuk has been working with Radio Liberty since 2021.

Photos by Anna Kudryavtseva / Radio Liberty

As IMI reported, Dylan Collins, a reporter for the French news agency AFP, was wounded by a drone strike near Bakhmut, Donetsk oblast, on July 24. The journalist was reporting on the work of the Ukrainian military.

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