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Open casket for Russian journalist killed in Ukraine

Friday, Jun 20, 2014 - 01:00

June 20 - Mourners pay final respects to one of two Russian TV journalists killed in Ukraine earlier this week. Gavino Garay reports.

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An open casket for 37-year-old Russian journalist Igor Kornelyuk in Moscow -- one of two Russian journalists killed while covering the crisis in eastern Ukraine. He was a correspondent for Russian State Television, who died in the hospital after being caught in the crossfire between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian forces near Luhansk. Mourners say they can't believe what's happening there. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) MOURNER INESSA ZHUK, SAYING: "It is horrible. What's happening today just doesn't make sense. It's abnormal when brother fights against brother. It is wrong when a state or government kills its own people." Sound engineer Anton Voloshin died on the scene, and will be buried at a later date when his remains are formally identified. Several hundred journalists, politicians, and members of the general public attended the funeral.

Open casket for Russian journalist killed in Ukraine

Friday, Jun 20, 2014 - 01:00

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