Rada chairman: 14 journalists killed during ATO in Donbas

16:45, 07 June 2016
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Chairman of Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy said that 14 journalists had been killed during the Anti-Terrorist Operation in Donbas.


"According to statistics, nine journalists were killed while performing their duties. Many volunteered for the army: five journalists were killed as servicemen on the frontline," he said during awarding war correspondents.

According to Parubiy, "many have undergone the horror and hell of captivity," sometimes the journalists' heroism "bordered on recklessness, when the journalists penetrated into the enemy rear in order to film the report about the current events."

As UNIAN reported earlier, NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov on Monday compared the journalists with soldiers while greeting them on a Journalist Day. 

"Your weapon is your word," he said.

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