Lifenews TV channel reports mortar attack on its crew near Slavyansk

The Lifenews TV channel crew came under mortar attack near Slavyansk.

The Lifenews TV channel crew came under mortar attack near Slavyansk.

"The Lifenews crew came under mortar attack. Reporter Alexei Kazannikov and operator Alexander Matveyev came under fire during a live broadcast," Lifenews said in a statement posted on its website on Wednesday.

According to the report, Kazannikov said several minutes prior to the attack that Ukrainian special services had masked the Grad mounts near a block post.

"People's militiaman Andriy was injured during the explosion of the mine launched by the Ukrainian servicemen" - a mine fragment hit him in the face, the report said.

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