Two journalists from the Russian news channel RT were injured by gunshots of the Ukrainian forces in the Donetsk region, in eastern Ukraine, this chain reported in a statement on Friday.
“RT’s war journalist Valentin Gorshenin’s team was attacked by Ukrainian missiles near Dokuchaevsk,” in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR), RT said in the statement posted on Telegram.
Although Gorshenin was not injured, “his cameramen Vladimir Batalin and Viktor Miroshnikov were injured by shrapnel in the legs and back and are being taken to hospital,” he said.
Funded by the Russian state, RT was banned in early March from broadcast in the European Unionaccused of being a instrument of “disinformation” of Moscow in its offensive in Ukraine launched on February 24.
The chain rejects these accusations.
Commissioned in 2005 under the name “Russia Today”, RT developed stations and websites in several languages, including English, French, Spanish, German and Arabic.