According to the agency, Ukrainian soldiers fired cluster munitions
Four Izvestiya and RIA Novosti reporters were injured in a Ukrainian cluster munitions strike at the Zaporozhye Region, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday, adding that RIA Novosti reporter Rostislav Zhuravlyov died during evacuation.
“At about 12:00 on July 22, 2023, Ukrainian forces carried out an artillery strike at a group of Izvestia and RIA Novosti reporters preparing their reports about Ukrainian cluster munition shellings of Zaporozhye Region settlements. A cluster munitions strike caused various injuries to four reporters,” the Ministry said.
The Defense Ministry noted that RIA Novosti reporter Rostislav Zhuravlyov succumbed to his injuries during the evacuation.
“Other reporters’ condition is medium, stable. Their lives are not in danger. They are being provided with all necessary medical aid,” the Ministry added.