MOSCOW, June 30 (RAPSI) - The Investigative Committee opened a case on murder and the use of prohibited weapons of war following the death of a Russian cameraman in Ukraine, committee’s spokesperson Vladimir Markin announced.

“This criminal case will be heard along with another current case on the use of prohibited weapons of war by the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the armed members of the National Guard of Ukraine,” Markin said.

Cameraman Anatoly Klyan was shot dead on Sunday night during an attack on a military unit where the crew was filming, other reporters survived.

“Another Russian television worker fell victim of Ukrainian officials who are ignoring the widely recognized international regulation on protection of civilians during an armed conflict. The Investigative Committee will continue to collect evidence of such crimes and take any necessary action within current law to bring those guilty to account,” Markin added.

Anatoly Klyan, 68, had worked on television for 40 years. He traveled extensively during his career, including covering events in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan and Iraq. He had planned on returning home on July 1.

Earlier, VGTRK news correspondent Igor Kornelyuk and video engineer Anton Voloshin were killed in Ukraine, both during a mortar attack on the villages of Metallist and Mirnoye in the Lugansk Region in eastern Ukraine. Prime Minsiter of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Lugansk, Vasily Nikitin announced that the National Guard was behind the attack.