According to Reuters, a photojournalist and a cameraman were injured while driving between Rubizhne and Sievierodonetsk in eastern Ukraine on Friday, The Hill reported.
According to Reuters, when their vehicle, which Russian-backed troops had given them, came under fire, cameraman Pavel Klimov had broken his arm and photographer Alexander Ermochenko sustained a slight shrapnel wound.
Separatists had assigned a chauffeur to the journalists who died in the incident, according to a Reuters spokesman, however, the identity of the driver could not be determined right away.
The issue came as Russia, after failing to capture Kyiv, has now turned its attention to the south and east parts of Ukraine.
Russian soldiers are attempting to take control of the last two withheld cities in Ukraine’s Luhansk province: Lysychansk and Sievierodonetsk. The remainder of the province is held by Russian-backed rebels and the Russian military, according to the Associated Press.
The US has delved into the $40 billion plan for Ukraine agreed by Congress last month, delivering the nation a $700 million arms package that includes powerful rocket systems.