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Cameraman for Russia's top broadcaster killed in E. Ukraine
Russia Today ^ | 6-29-2014 | RT

Posted on 06/29/2014 4:51:59 PM PDT by tcrlaf

A cameraman for Russia's Channel One TV station died from injuries after being shot by Ukrainian troops in Donetsk, the head of the press service for the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) said, as quoted by RIA Novosti.

“The cameraman was injured in the stomach and died of the wounds,” Klavdia Kulbatskaya said.

SNIP---

The cameraman Anatoly Klyan, along with a few other journalists, boarded a bus full of women – mostly mothers – who were traveling to a military base in Donetsk to demand that their sons be dismissed from the unit and allowed to go home, Kulbatskaya added.

When the bus reached its destination, shots were fired from the base and that is when the cameraman was injured.

The cameraman died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital, DNR’s First Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Purgin told RIA Novosti, adding that the driver of the bus was wounded in the neck and is currently in the hospital.

A crew from Channel One confirmed to RT's Maria Finoshina – who is currently in Lugansk – that the cameraman was, in fact, shot and killed. “We have been able to speak with these journalists and they called their colleagues in Donetsk and this information is now confirmed,” Finoshina said.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: civilwar; journalists; ukraine; warcorrespondents
Breaking News... Yet another item for Russian media to play up. with the "Ceasefire" ending in less than 24 hours.
1 posted on 06/29/2014 4:51:59 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

Dangerous job. Sooner or later it happens to any network that wants to get close to the action.


2 posted on 06/29/2014 4:55:23 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

I will also say that pulling a bus up in front of a military base during tense situations like this, is not exactly a bright idea.

That being said, it would seem to me that there must be some way to make sure you’re not firing on innocents.

Did this happen at a check-point, where they were ordered to stop and they didn’t.

The point is, there may be reasons why firing on the vehicle seems necessary. At this point, I’m not sure.


3 posted on 06/29/2014 5:01:32 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: tcrlaf

Channel One corruption.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channel_One_%28Russia%29#Political_coverage


4 posted on 06/29/2014 5:08:30 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: DoughtyOne

It is unwise to take RT’s reporting at face value, even on the smallest of details. They have been reporting stuff out of thin air for awhile now. Russian media is state controlled, and everything is filtered first through the FSB, or else originates from the FSB. They make the MSM look like pikers. I would wait till some other sources picks it up and is able to independently verify anything.


5 posted on 06/29/2014 5:11:18 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: tcrlaf

Not exactly sure where this happened, conflicting tweets say it was in Donetsk, others say at Artemvisk (the Huge Tank Depot).

If it was in Donetsk, it would explain the base that Kiev troops abandoned and blew up today.


6 posted on 06/29/2014 5:14:15 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

Not a bad idea actually. Sounds like material sure to be used to justify imminent action.


7 posted on 06/29/2014 5:15:25 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: tcrlaf

Another base in Donetsk, #3023, along with an Antiaircraft missile group, no. 1407, surrendered this morning without a shot. This one could be BIG TROUBLE for Kiev. Photos show at least two heavy AA Missle AFV’s taken.


8 posted on 06/29/2014 5:25:36 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

Pro-Russian separatists are cannibalizing corpses. I hope this humanitarian aid goes through.


9 posted on 06/29/2014 5:28:34 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

So far, the only English-Language sources for this are RT, and VOR:

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_06_30/Ukranian-forces-attack-journalists-again-this-time-in-Donetsk-4493/

VOR is also reporting that a LifeNews crew was shot/shot at today.


10 posted on 06/29/2014 5:38:50 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

Therefore, because two Russian state owned sources that conveniently publish or broadcast their propaganda in English say its true, and no other sources are available in English, are you trying to suggest that we must accept this as true? Would you instead say that perhaps we should take this with a grain of salt? Perhaps the Russian propaganda officer who was killed (or “journalist” if you prefer), was not traveling in bus full of mothers. Perhaps he was imbedded with Russian soldiers who were attacking the base and was caught in the cross fire. Perhaps there is no dead journalist.


11 posted on 06/29/2014 5:49:03 PM PDT by Agog
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To: Agog

I am perfectly willing to acknowledge that this cameraman is dead. But if only RT and Twitter are reporting it, then for all we know he was standing on top of a Russian tank sharing vodka with his buddies.


12 posted on 06/29/2014 5:54:21 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Agog

It won’t be true until CNN says its true.


13 posted on 06/29/2014 5:55:23 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: wonkowasright

Help me with your logic. If the reporting is false, we must wait until CNN says it’s false?


14 posted on 06/29/2014 6:26:42 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Agog
Perhaps the Russian propaganda officer who was killed (or “journalist” if you prefer), was not traveling in bus full of mothers. Perhaps he was imbedded with Russian soldiers who were attacking the base and was caught in the cross fire. Perhaps there is no dead journalist.

Perhaps it did happen and perhaps (more likely)it didn't. When a source like RT is caught lying often, it becomes impossible to use it as a credible news source.

15 posted on 06/29/2014 6:34:24 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: tcrlaf

What was a Russian doing in the Ukraine?


16 posted on 06/29/2014 6:55:13 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Mike Darancette

Apparently all the Russian tourists are visiting eastern Ukraine this year. Bad news for the Crimean tourism industry.


17 posted on 06/29/2014 8:01:49 PM PDT by Agog
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To: Agog

Would it be more, or less, acceptable if the dead cameraman belonged to a corporate-funded channel?

Bloomberg’s Jason Corcoran is now reporting it, as well. Is that acceptable to you?
https://twitter.com/jason_corcoran

How about Xavier Colas, from El Mundo?
Stuart Norval from AFP, perhaps??

Is shooting journalists OK with you if they aren’t the “Right kind” of Journalist?


18 posted on 06/29/2014 10:12:00 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: Agog

The BBC’s Steve Rosenberg is now reporting, as well.

OH WAIT...
The BBC is State-sponsored, so in your mind, they are obviously lying, right?
https://twitter.com/BBCSteveR


19 posted on 06/29/2014 10:17:35 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

Nowhere in there says he was on a bus filled with women and children.


20 posted on 06/29/2014 10:37:52 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy; All

This does...

A veteran cameraman working for Russia’s Channel One was killed in eastern Ukraine when a bus carrying journalists and soldiers’ mothers was hit by gunfire, the station said Monday.

Anatoly Klyan, 68, who had worked for the state channel for 40 years, was the fifth journalist to be killed since the fighting began in April between Ukrainian government troops and armed pro-Russia separatists.

Channel One said its crew was traveling late Sunday to a Ukrainian military base with mothers of conscripts hoping to bring their sons home when their bus came under attack near Avdiivka, a village just north of the city of Donetsk.
http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2023957346_apxukrainejournalistkilled.html?syndication=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Is the Seattle Times acceptable to you???

Or are they just “Putin’s Toadies!”, too?


21 posted on 06/30/2014 8:12:06 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

No, they are not Putin’s toadies. You are. Just a rare occasion where your “tweets” turn out to be somewhat correct.


22 posted on 06/30/2014 9:44:12 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy; All

lol....
You’re funny!!!

Lifenews now has video of the bus being shot up, taken by another journalist inside. The guy in the Sweatshirt is the TV1 Cameraman that was killed:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMSiIdAr1lU#t=68

WARNING: Slightly graphic


23 posted on 06/30/2014 9:48:04 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

RT tweeted that George Soros was the shooter. How do you feel about that?


24 posted on 06/30/2014 9:57:07 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

Linky??
Oh wait....


25 posted on 06/30/2014 11:24:36 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

Why your fixation with links, all of a sudden. I’m making fun of the fact that you rarely provide them yourself.


26 posted on 06/30/2014 11:27:53 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

The only thing you do is troll. You provide NO facts, you provide NO insight, nor do you ever provide any proof of what you deny.

You are the classic flame troll. Now, go fish...


27 posted on 06/30/2014 11:30:50 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: tcrlaf

How did those Blackwater mercenaries in Kiev turn out? Did RT ever tweet a correction? I remember you being rather worked-up about them.


28 posted on 06/30/2014 11:32:43 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: tcrlaf

BTW I hear George Soros has his hands in Ukraine now.....the bottom feeder is about to strike I imagine. I bet he can smell the revenues flowing to him already!


29 posted on 06/30/2014 3:06:39 PM PDT by caww
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To: tcrlaf
I'll second your comment....


30 posted on 06/30/2014 3:09:07 PM PDT by caww
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To: tcrlaf

Breaking:...

Poroshenko’s speech to the nation...he’s been stalling with a so called cease fire nobody kept......nothings changed...he just regrouped.

Poroshenko vowed on July 1 to launch a military offensive against “terrorists” in eastern Ukraine, ending a 10-day self-imposed truce. (which nobody kept)

“We will attack and we will liberate our land.” according to a statement on Poroshenko’s website.


31 posted on 06/30/2014 3:23:23 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww
Poroshenko snubs Eu and Russia's negotiations.....off to war..ends cease-fire....(he's been shelling all week) Now going to up the war....“We will attack and we will liberate our land.” according to a statement on Poroshenko’s website....he's a bit off the mark...the people he's bombing and fighting are Ukrainian citizens.


32 posted on 06/30/2014 3:43:15 PM PDT by caww
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