BBC journalist Ian Pannel almost became a victim of shelling Ukrainian security forces in the district of Donetsk airport during the recording of the report, in which he accused the commissioners of the militia in the continued shelling the positions of the security forces.
Viewers of his TV journalist at that moment told me that " forces DND will not stop the fire, reports RT. At the beginning of his report, the journalist talked with DND authorized, under control of which the airport is from the end of January. When in the background I heard shooting, Ian Panel did not fail to comment that the shots outgoing. Authorized militia corrected journalist, saying that the shots can be heard from both sides. Then the reporter went to the airport. Pointing to the scorched earth, he said, " that's what made the airport militias ". Then the journalist stood near completely destroyed the building and continued the report deals with the arrangements to stop the fire. At this moment in the house, one after another began to fly shells Ukrainian security forces. When the explosion took place a few tens of meters, the crew began to run. However, the voice-over then explained that, According to the Kyiv authorities, militia fired themselves. We emphasize, February 17 crew RT was also fired from the Ukrainian side, despite the fact that journalists, like employee of the BBC, were blue vests with the words " Press ". Later, the journalist Murad Gazdiev told that this man has the impression that the military specifically tried to get. Remember, the battle of Donetsk airport was conducted from may of last year to January this year. The most intense they became After the signing of the peace accords in September. Over the following months, the airport was the scene of the most violent fighting. In mid January the militia start the release operation of the airport, which successfully ended a few days. VIDEO