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Russian TV journalist killed in eastern Ukraine

Monday, June 30, 2014 - 01:04

A Russian TV journalist, Channel One cameraman Anatoly Klyan, is killed in eastern Ukraine when a bus carrying soldiers' mothers comes under fire. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC VIDEO A bus carrying journalists and soldiers' mothers comes under fire in east Ukraine Monday morning. NATS -- GUNFIRE Sixty-eight-year-old Russian cameraman for state-owned Channel One, Anatoly Klyan, is shot in the stomach after leaving the bus. "I can't hold a camera anymore," he says. "Hold on, don't go, everything will be okay soon," passengers respond in Russian. The bus driver continues driving as blood oozes from his hand. Klyan becomes the third Russian journalist killed since pro-Russian separatists began an uprising against central rule in April. The mothers were reportedly being driven to a pro-Kiev military unit "to meet their sons and take them home," There was no immediate comment from the Ukrainian military forces or the government in Kiev. Russia said the event was hampering an already fragile ceasefire.

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Russian TV journalist killed in eastern Ukraine

Monday, June 30, 2014 - 01:04