RT Arabic Team Come Under Fire in Donetsk People's Republic - Video

© Sputnik / Igor Maslov / Go to the mediabankA house damaged by Gorlovka shellings outside Donetsk
A house damaged by Gorlovka shellings outside Donetsk - Sputnik International, 1920, 19.02.2022
On Thursday, the leadership of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics said that the armed forces of Ukraine opened fire on their positions. As a result, the republics announced the temporary evacuation of citizens to Russia in connection with the threat posed by Kiev.
The team of RT Arabic came under fire on the outskirts of Gorlovka in the village of Zaitsevo in the Donetsk People's Republic.
The journalists are alive and well, Maya Manna, editor-in-chief of RT Arabic, said. "The guys came under fire, but thank God, everyone is alive and well, now they are coming out of there, and we will broadcast them live," Manna said.
The video showing the moment of the attack was later shared by journalists.
Donbass militia leaders ordered an evacuation of civilians from the breakaway Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics on Friday, amid a major escalation of mortar, artillery and small-arms fire along the line of contact between Kiev forces and Donbass militia in the past two days, with both sides reporting dozens of violations of the ceasefire and blaming the other for the violence.
Earlier, DPR head Denis Pushilin said that he expects Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to order an offensive against the self-proclaimed republics in the nearest future.
The situation on the contact line between Ukraine and the DPR and LPR has worsened in the past days after Kiev intensified shelling of the territories of the republics.
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