Voenkor Rostislav Zhuravlev died in the NVO zone

On July 22, RIA Novosti war correspondent Rostislav Zhuravlev was killed during shelling in the special operation zone.

This was reported by the press service of the Russian Ministry of Defense in social networks.

What happened

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, at about 12:00 today, the Armed Forces of Ukraine launched an artillery strike on a group of journalists from the Izvestiya Information Center and RIA Novosti, who were preparing materials about the shelling of settlements in the Zaporozhye region by the Armed Forces of Ukraine with cluster munitions.

As a result of the strike of the Ukrainian Armed Forces with cluster munitions, four journalists were injured of varying degrees of severity.

Rostislav Zhuravlev
Photo: t.me/nezhurka

Journalists were promptly evacuated to field medical facilities of the RF Ministry of Defense.

During the evacuation, RIA Novosti journalist Rostislav Zhuravlev died from injuries received as a result of a cluster submunition explosion.

The condition of other journalists is assessed as moderate, stable. There is no threat to life.

According to the Acting Governor of the Zaporizhzhia region, Yevgeny Balitsky, Zhuravlev died during the shelling of a civilian car en route from Vasilyevka to Vladimirovka.

I express my deepest condolences to family and friends, wrote Balitsky in his telegram channel.

The acting governor also said that RIA Novosti military correspondent Konstantin Mikhalchevsky and Izvestia journalists Roman Polshakov and Dmitry Shikov were injured as a result of the shelling.

According to the adviser to the head of the Crimea, Oleg Kryuchkov, Mikhalchevsky is now being transported from Vasilyevka to Melitopol, then, if his condition allows, he will be sent to Crimea for treatment. According to preliminary information, Mikhalchevsky has a through wound of the lower extremities.

According to media reports, Izvestia correspondent Polshakov has a broken leg and shrapnel wounds to his abdomen, back and leg, and operator Shikov has shrapnel wounds and a fracture of the hip bones.

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