Open casket for Russian journalist killed in Ukraine
Friday, June 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.
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