Italian photographer killed while covering conflict in east Ukraine

May 25, 2014 11:59 AM

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ROME - Italy's foreign ministry says an Italian photojournalist has been killed in eastern Ukraine, where he was covering the conflict ahead of the presidential election.

The ministry said in a statement that Andrea Rocchelli, 30, was killed Saturday in the area of Slovyansk, a hotbed of pro-Russia, anti-Kyiv sentiment. It stressed that the journalist's body, taken to a hospital along with that of a Russian citizen, was awaiting official identification and that Rocch...

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