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Russian reporter dies of injuries from Ukrainian attack

NTV camera operator Valery Kozhin was mortally wounded during the shelling of the Russian city of Gorlovka

NTV cameraman Valery Kozhin

One of the members of the NTV crew wounded in the Ukrainian shelling of Gorlovka, in the Donetsk People’s Republic, has died of his injuries.

Photographer Valery Kozhin was working with journalist Aleksey Ivliev on Thursday when they came under mortar fire. A Russian military officer accompanying the crew was also wounded.

Kozhin succumbed to his wounds on Thursday evening, the mayor of Gorlovka, Ivan Prikhodko, announced on Telegram.

NTV said in a statement.

According to DPR head Denis Pushilin, the crew came under Ukrainian artillery fire in the village of Golmovsky, near Gorlovka. Both Ivliev and Kozhin were struck by shrapnel from exploding mortar mines.

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