Two of the Russian news channel’s journalists were injured in the legs and back by shrapnel, according to a statement.
In shots fired by Ukrainian forces in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, two journalists from the Russian news channel RT were injured, the channel said in a statement on Friday.
“The team of RT war journalist Valentin Gorchenin was targeted by Ukrainian missile fire near Dokuchaevsk,” RT said in a Telegram statement.
“Valentin was not hurt in any way. His cameramen, however, Vladimir Bataline and Viktor Miroshnikov, were hit in the legs and back by shrapnel and were taken to the hospital,” he said. She elaborated.
Russian state-funded and banned in the European Union
RT, which is funded by the Russian government, was banned from broadcasting in the European Union in early March after Moscow accused it of being a “disinformation” tool in its offensive in Ukraine, which began on February 24. The chain dismisses these allegations.
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