Two Reuters journalists injured, a driver killed in the Russian-Ukrainian crisis | THE DAILY TRIBUNE

Agencies | Kyiv

The Daily Tribune –

Two Reuters journalists were injured and a driver was killed in eastern Ukraine on Friday, according to media reports.

“Two Reuters journalists injured, driver killed near Sievierodonetsk. Reuters reported that photographer Alexander Ermoshenko and cameraman Pavel Klimov suffered minor injuries after the vehicle they were traveling in came under fire while traveling to Sievierodonetsk,” The Kyiv Independent said in a Tweet on Saturday.

“They were traveling in a car provided by Russian proxies on a road under Russian control. The news agency said it could not establish the identity of the driver who was appointed by Russian proxies for the reporting trip,” The Kyiv Independent said.

On Monday, French journalist Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff was killed in eastern Ukraine.

“Journalist Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff was in Ukraine to show the reality of the war. On board a humanitarian bus, alongside civilians forced to flee to escape Russian bombs, he was fatally shot,” Macron tweeted on Monday.

Thousands of people have died since Russian operations began in Ukraine 100 days ago. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Thursday that Russian forces currently occupy 20% of Ukraine.

Zelenskyy said 50 embassies had resumed operations in Kyiv, Ukraine, and called it a testament to their faith in the country’s victory.

He said on Thursday that this was important news, not only practically, but also symbolically. “Every new embassy that returns to our capital is a testament to our faith in our victory,” Zelensky said, The Kyiv Independent reported.

Earlier, India’s External Affairs Ministry announced that India’s Embassy in Ukraine, which was temporarily operating from Poland, would resume operations in Kyiv from May 17.

Russia began its military operation in Ukraine on February 24. This large-scale operation would have resulted in a humanitarian crisis, leading to crippling sanctions from Western countries targeting high-profile individuals and companies in Moscow.

Christi C. Elwood