The commander of the battalion " Aydar " Sergey Melnichuk was directly involved in mortar shelling, which took the life of Russian reporters, said on Thursday the official authorized SC of the Russian Federation Vladimir Markin.
" according to the information of IC, the commander of the battalion " Aydar " Sergey Melnichuk was directly involved in mortar shelling of peaceful territory when lost his life correspondents VGTRK Igor Korneluk and Anton Voloshin, " said Markin.
the journalist of " Vesti " Igor Korneluk and video engineer Anton Voloshin were killed by mortar fire near the villages of Metalist and Peaceful near the city of Lugansk in Eastern Ukraine, where Kiev is conducting a special operation against supporters of independence of the region. The murder of the correspondent has recognized illegal in the United Nations and other international, non-governmental and human rights organizations.
" Aydar " - one of the many " nominal " battalions of Ukrainian law-enforcers used in hostilities in the South-East of the country. As reported by the Ministry of defence of Ukraine, June 17 battalion " Aydar " without agreement with the leadership of the special operation has decided to storm militias in Lugansk, but was ambushed and despite qualifying reinforcement, suffered a serious loss.
The head of the self-proclaimed Lugansk people's Republic Valery Bolotov said that militias in practice completely destroyed " Aydar ". After the incident, the defense Ministry has recalled remains " Aydar " and decided to disband, but recently it was announced that the head Petro Poroshenko at the time was stopped by the decision.
on June 16, under the Slavic unidentified, which included a photographer Last news Andrei Stenin, a freelance worker videoamanda Ruptly Russian RT Andrew and getting settled at the journalists of the newspaper " Komsomolskaya Pravda " Alexander Kots and Dmitry Steshin. As a result of bombardment nobody has suffered.
on June 14, television channel " Star " said About the detention of their correspondents in Ukraine. Journalist Evgeny Davydov and sound engineer Nikita Konashenkov were caught in Dnepropetrovsk, they kept the Workers of the security service of Ukraine. on June 16, reporters were released and flew to the capital of Russia. About other cases of emergency with the Russian media in Ukraine, see
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