20:44 GMT19 February 2020
Listen Live
    Get short URL
    Crisis in Ukraine (116)

    A Ukrainian border guard manning a checkpoint in eastern Ukraine opened cross-border fire on three Russian citizens as they tried to take a selfie close to the post, a representative of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB)’s border department said Sunday.

    ROSTOV-ON-DON (Sputnik) — The incident at the Krasna Talovka border crossing between Ukraine’s turbulent eastern province of Lugansk and Russia’s Rostov region occurred on Sunday night, FSB’s Nikolai Sinitsyn told RIA Novosti.

    One man was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the chest. Two other tourists appear to be unscathed.

    According to the Russian official, the three holidaymakers were spending the day at an artificial lake near the border when they tried to take a selfie against the backdrop of the check point. The Ukrainian guard shouted for them to stop and opened fire, hitting one of the men in the chest.

    The Federal Security Service is investigating the shooting of Russian nationals.

    Crisis in Ukraine (116)


    Ukraine Detains Alleged Russian Officer Near Border
    East Ukrainian Militias Accuse Government Troops of Shelling Horlivka
    Ukraine Leader Suggests National Police May Be Headed by Foreigner
    Ukraine Agrees to Sign Deal to Withdraw Under 100-Mm Arms by August
    Ukraine Must Apply For EU Membership by 2020, Otherwise Face 25-Year Wait
    US Must Block Russian ‘Hybrid War’ in Crimea, Ukraine - SOCOM
    US Has No Plans on Arms Deliveries to Ukraine - State Department
    selfie, Ukraine
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via SputnikComment via Facebook