The witness: killed journalists VGTRK, may not use body armor


DONETSK /Rostov region/, October 26. /Corr. Dmitry Bulanin/. The VGTRK journalists killed near Luhansk in June 2014, had the armor and helmets, but could not take advantage of them.

This was announced by the employee of broadcasting company Konstantin Muchnik, who spoke as a witness in court in the trial against former Ukrainian army Hope Savchenko. He explained that the company is engaged in the work of the cameramen.

“All employees traveling to hot spots, equipped with flak jackets and helmets, they put the paintings that had passed the training and received the outfit,” said Muchnik. He added that the life of the deceased Russian journalists were insured.

According to him, the company has international accreditation and the right to send journalists in hot spots. In this case, specially trained correspondents to work in hot spots no.

The hearing in the case Savchenko

On Monday in Donetsk city court continues hearings on the case of Savchenko, which began on 22 September.

According to the investigation, as an officer of the armed forces of Ukraine, while the location of a paramilitary battalion “Aydar” on June 17, 2014 near the village of Metallist, Slavyanoserbsk district, Luhansk region, Savchenko was conducting secret surveillance and correction of shelling the checkpoint of the militia LNR with him were civilians, including three citizens of the Russian Federation – correspondents VGTRK. In the shelling of journalists Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin were killed.