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Radio Liberty journalists come under fire while filming the hostilities in Donbas

30.05.2022, 13:27
Photo: screenshot from Maryan Kushnir and Serhiy Nuzhnenko's video
Photo: screenshot from Maryan Kushnir and Serhiy Nuzhnenko's video

Radio Liberty correspondent Maryan Kushnir and photographer Serhiy Nuzhnenko came under fire by russian troops near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, on May 28. Journalists had been filming a story about the Ukrainian army's counterattack, and the positions of the UAF were fired upon by russian artillery.

This was stated by Maryan Kushnir in a comment to IMI.

He said that the blast had damaged the windshield of his car, which had been parked nearby.

"I was filming the Ukrainian military counterattacking. Artillery was firing at them. I was nearby, my car was nearby. In this hell, a shell landed nest to me. Damaged the glass. They didn't shoot at me purposefully. I have been in battles before. Obviously, there is shooting there. In fact, no one fired at me. Everyone was being fired on because it is the active phase of the hostilities. I was just there," he said, adding that the car was hidden, but it just so happened that a shell fell nearby.

Maryan Kushnir provided IMI with a video he had filmed with his colleague that day.

As IMI reported, on March 11, Maryan Kushnir suffered a concussion as a result of a russian attack in Kyiv region.

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