Andrei Zolotov. A discussion of the dangers of working journalists in the Donbass, which started in the framework of the Vienna conference on security correspondents in the conflict period, resulted in a lively discussion between the Ukrainian and Russian media, which lasted on the sidelines after the event.
in 2014 in the South-East of Ukraine lost his life four Russian journalist: correspondent of the Agency "Russia today" Andrei Stenin, Workers VGTRK Igor Korneluk and Anton Voloshin, the operator First channel Anatoly Klyan. Among the dead in Ukraine correspondents, in addition to 4 citizens of Russia, one from Italy and one From Ukraine.
in the process of discussing Ukrainian journalist Roman baccala channel said that the Ukrainian correspondents, become a target for the militias of Donbass, and for this reason prefer not to wear insignia." We are trying to look just as volunteers, " said Baccala. He Also said that he was captured by the militia, but was soon released." maybe I was saved that I was accepted for a volunteer, " said Baccala. On assurances of the Ukrainian participants of the meeting, a number of Ukrainian correspondents until now held by representatives of the breakaway republics of Donbass.
With him came into the discussion a journalist Last news, Alexey bukchin, having worked in the Donbass. He told that the on-controlled militia territories correspondents are subject to sighting shelling from the Ukrainian security forces." When near the city of Lugansk We started to come under mortar attack, no matter where We were, We had no possibility to understand what was going on. Then We changed the SIM card, and all very quickly stopped, " said the bukchin, adding that on the day of death Kylan was riding in the same column bus, where dwelt the operator.
Also, bukchin denied made in the course of the round table statements that the Ukrainian correspondents like not allowed within controlled DND and LNR." It is not true, I have met them, we have established very good relations, " said the bukchin.
The moderator stopped the ensuing discussion, referring to the end of the event, however, the discussion continued on the sidelines.