TV reporter blasted by Russian missile during live broadcast

This is the moment a French TV reporter is sent diving for cover as a Russian missile lands behind him during a live broadcast.

Host Yann Barthes watched in horror from the studio as the blast left his reporter doubled over in the Ukrainian-held city of Druzhkivka in Donetsk province.

Paul Gasnier was reporting for TMC’s Quotidien programme on Sunday night when the missile struck a hotel and ice rink about 200 metres behind him.

The frontline city is just 80 miles from Makiiva where scores of soldiers were killed in a Ukrainian missile attack as Russian president Vladimir Putin gave his televised New Year’s Eve address on Saturday.

Moscow has admitted that 63 men died in the attack but sources close to the Ukrainian government claim the true number could be 400.

An appeal for clothing and sleeping bags has been issued for the survivors who are thought to have been evacuated to a hospital in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don.

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a webbrowser thatsupports HTML5video

Russian shelling continued overnight in the northeastern Kharkiv region and the southeastern Dnipropetrovsk region.

Authorities in Druzhkivka claim two people were wounded in the attack on the ice rink.

The reporter was unharmed.

Got a story? Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at [email protected] Or you can submit your videos and pictures here.

For more stories like this, check our news page.

Follow on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news updates. You can now also get articles sent straight to your device. Sign up for our daily push alerts here.

Source: Read Full Article