Photojournalist Serhiy Nikolayev was killed Saturday by a mortar shell near the village of Pesky, Ukraine, Reuters reports. The wire agency cited online reports from Sevodnya—the Ukranian daily newspaper for whom Nikolayev was shooting—that there had been artillery fire directed at Pesky, which is northwest of the rebel-held city of Donetsk. Nikolayev had been on assignment with his colleague Bodgan Rossinsky, Sevodnya reports. Rossinksy was not seriously injured.
According to Reuters, the shelling took place even though a ceasefire had been in place since February 15, when government troops and rebel forces pulled “heavy weapons” from the frontline. Ukraine’s …read more
Via: PDN Pulse