Top Ukrainian officials forced to flee following shelling attack

Several Ukrainianministers and members of the press were forced to flee after they came under a sudden shelling attack.

The officials, who included Interior Minister Denys Monastyrskiy, were attacked whilst on a tour of the frontline of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, and all fled the scene towards safety in a nearby bomb shelter.

Journalist Maryan Kushnir, who works for RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service, was also on the tour when the attack happened.

The correspondent explained that shells fell only 300 meters from the location they were visiting.

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