VGTRK special correspondent Igor Kornelyuk, together with cameraman Viktor Denisov and Sound Engineer Anton Voloshin, were caught by a mortar shelling near a checkpoint of Volunteer Corps members. They were filming sequences showing how people’s self-defense fighters were leading a group of refugees out of the danger zone. All these journalists wore “Media” identification badges. Eyewitnesses reported that a mortar shell burst near the filming team. Sound Engineer Anton Voloshin died on the spot and Kornelyuk died later in a local hospital. Cameraman Denisov was not hurt in the mortar shelling because he was some distance away from the filming team.