Zakharov reported receiving from the authorities the CARS data on the deaths of journalists :: Policy :: RBC

Law enforcement CARS passed the testimony of the driver who transported the dead in the attack on the journalists, said Zakharov. According to preliminary data, we are talking about the bandit attack

The flowers and photographs of journalists killed in the Central African Republic

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In Moscow has got acquainted with the testimony of the survivors of a driver killed in Central African Republic (CAR), the Russian journalist Orhan Jemal, Alexander Rastorguev and Kirill Radchenko, told RBC representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

“The driver gave evidence to law enforcement CAR. They are known to the Russian side. I’m not sure I have the right to comment in detail, but I can say that the driver clearly stated the essence of what happened, describing it as a bandit attack. It was a gunshot wound, it was an attack,” she said.

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According to Zakharova, the local law enforcement authorities warned journalists that go to North of sibut dangerous. “We have received from law enforcement CAR information about what journalists were warned that further progress can be fraught with danger and attacks, as there ends the area of responsibility of the law enforcement official CAR”, — she added.

The death of Russian journalists in Central Africa. The main thing


The day before, July 31, became aware of the deaths in the Central African Republic crew, comprised of Russian journalists by the war correspondent Orhan Dzhemal, directed by Alexander Rastorguev and operator Kirill Radchenko. In this country they have been working on a film dedicated to the Russian mercenaries from PMCs Wagner. According to some, they are involved in training government forces in CAR. The car, which drove the journalists were attacked by unknown, the driver managed to escape, the members of the crew died on the spot. Their bodies were discovered in the car in the Prefecture of Kemo, 33 km North of sibut.

The foreign Ministry has promised to provide assistance in transporting dead bodies in Russia. The investigation into the attack was joined by the Investigative Committee, which opened a criminal case.

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