Skip to comments.Italian Journalist, Russian Translator Killed Near Slavyansk (French Journo Wounded)
Posted on 05/24/2014 5:33:47 PM PDT by tcrlaf
The Italian press agency ANSA has published the name of the journalist killed outside of Slavyansk: Andrea (Andy) Rocchelli. He was 30 years old.
RIA Novosti has also reported that Rocchelli worked for the photo agency Cesuralab which was working in the region, and that his translator, Andrei Mironov, was also killed.
An Italian reporter and his interpreter have reportedly been shot dead and a French photographer has been wounded near the city of Slavyansk, in eastern Ukraine, as their car came under mortar fire.
The injured French journalist identified as William Roguelon has been taken to a local hospital where he received treatment and managed to leave the facility on his own.
Roguelon, from the hospital reached out to Agence France Presse (AFP) and described how out of nowhere their vehicle was bombarded with mortar shells.
"Before that we heard Kalashnikov shots, Roguelon was quoted by the Italian tgcom24. Then the mortar shells rained down all around," he said claiming to have heard up 60 explosions as they tried to hide in the middle of a ditch."
The man, who works as a freelance photographer, has told Russian media that after the shooting he saw his Italian colleagues lying on the ground not moving, Rossiya 24 channel reported.
In the village of Andreyevka, not far from Slavyansk, an Italian journalist and his interpreter have been shot dead and a French correspondent wounded. Their car came under fire, a source from the self-defense forces has told RIA Novosti.
Tweet from Rosa Kazan, stringer - CCTV China Roguelon told me gunfire and mortars came from side controlled by Ukr. forces - from southern direction towards north
Forgot the RT story link:
Two dead “journalists”? Pretty good start, I’d say.
What’s the matter with you?