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Donbas militants shelled car of journalists using drone

Source : 112 Ukraine

The vehicle suffered; all passengers are safe
17:15, 7 April 2020

Oleksandr Makhov Facebook

In Donbas, the pro-Russian militants shelled the civilian vehicle with journalists of Ukraina TV channel, as journalist Oleksandr Makhov reported on Facebook.

“The militants opened fire on the car of the journalists of Ukraina TV channel. They targeted this car purposefully. Because the attack took place at the moment when the car stopped in a special spot not far from the position. The car is civilian, branded,” Makhov reported.

He told the shell was dropped from the drone and it fell in a meter from the car. The shell got blown to a few small pieces. One of them broke through the side window; another few hit the body.

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The journalists added that the cameraman, driver and press officer of the brigade, which accompanied the shooting unit, were in the car. Nobody suffered; all of them sheltered in blindage.

“The enemy used unmanned aerial vehicles, from which they dropped VOG-17 shell. As a result of the attack of the UAV, the car of the shooting unit of one of the TV channels was damaged. The grenade exploded in few meters from the vehicle, as a result, the shrapnel hit the side window and body of the car,” the HQ of the Joint Forces Operation reported.

As we reported, since the beginning of 2020, 12 deaths have been recorded in Donbas as a result of explosions of mines.

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