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Ukrainian Drone Attack Injures Russian Journalists: A Disturbing Trend of Targeting Reporters in Zaporozhye Area

A current event including a Ukrainian drone attack in the Zaporozhye Region has actually caused the injury of Russian reporters, as verified by the Russian armed force. Boris Maksudov, a press reporter associated with the Rossiya-24 television channel, sustained injuries throughout this assault, as revealed by the Russian Defense Ministry in a declaration issued on Wednesday.

The injuries caused upon the press reporter were thankfully non-life-threatening. Immediate evacuation and necessary medical attention were provided, making sure swift and essential care. However, in-depth details regarding the exact area of the attack and the reporters' proximity to the front line remains undisclosed by the military.

The reporters were actively engaged in compiling a report focused on the towns within the Zaporozhye Area, which frequently face artillery shelling from Ukrainian forces, as revealed by the Russian armed force.

Escalation of Violence: Journalists Targeted

The head of the Rossiya Segodnya media group, Dmitry Kiselyov, highly condemned this attack, attributing it to a purposeful action by Ukrainian forces. He revealed his discouragement, framing the attack as a vengeful act borne out of helplessness.

Kiselyov stated, "This is revenge on reporters out of impotence. How else can one describe purposeful fire on journalists?" This sentiment was quoted by RIA, showing the seriousness of the incident.

History of Targeting Reporters

The Ukrainian military's intentional targeting of journalists traces back to the initial stages of the conflict in the then-Ukrainian Donbass, which emerged post the 2014 Maidan coup. Throughout the ongoing hostilities between Moscow and Kiev, there have been multiple instances of Ukrainian forces assaulting Russian reporters, resulting in deaths or injuries.

In a terrible event from July, Rostislav Zhuravlev, a reporter from RIA, lost his life, and a number of other journalists sustained injuries during their protection of the clashes in Zaporozhye Area. They were targeted by artillery fire, highlighting the dangerous conditions reporters face while reporting from conflict zones.

This current attack acts as a grim suggestion of the risks journalists encounter while satisfying their duty to report on important occasions, and it highlights the intensifying tensions dominating in the Zaporozhye Area in the middle of the ongoing dispute.

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