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Italian Journalist Killed In Eastern Ukraine

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Italian journalist killedAn Italian photojournalist and his Russian interpreter have been killed in eastern Ukraine while covering fighting between government forces and pro-Russia insurgents, officials said Sunday.

The Italian Foreign Ministry said Andrea Rocchelli, 30, was killed Saturday in the area of Slovyansk, the flashpoint of some of the most intense battles in recent weeks.

Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini expressed condolences to Rocchelli's relatives and the family of interpreter Andrey Mironov.

The bodies of the Rocchelli and Mironov were taken to a hospital for official identification and Rocchelli's relatives were planning to travel to Ukraine on Sunday, the ministry said.

William Roguelon, a French photographer who was traveling with Rocchelli and Mironov, said in remarks broadcast by Russian television that they were hit by mortar fire as they were taking shelter in a roadside ditch. Roguelon was wounded in the shelling.

Insurgents in Slovyansk, who have engaged in daily fighting with government forces seeking to flush them out of the city, said that the journalists came under shelling from Ukrainian troops late Saturday, but that claim could not be independently confirmed.

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