Metalist, Slovianoserbsk Raion

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Metalist (Ukrainian: Металіст) is a village in Slovianoserbsk Raion, Luhansk Oblast, Ukraine. Population 2197 people (2001); the village was incorporated in 1932.

On June 17, 2014, a camera crew of Russian state television came under mortar fire at a checkpoint in the vicinity of Metalist. While sound engineer Anton Voloshin (1987-2014) died on the spot, special correspondent Igor Kornelyuk (1977-2014) was severely wounded dying later in hospital. Cameraman Viktor Denisov survived the attack unharmed.[1][2][3]

On June 18, 2014, the Ukrainian female army aviator Nadiya Savchenko was captured near the village of Metalist by rebels of the Donbass People's Militia, an armed pro-Russian militant group that declared allegiance to the self-declared People's Republic of Luhansk.[4] She was later handed over to Russia, charged with the killing of two Russian journalists during the 2014 insurgency in Donbass.[5] On July 2, 2014, heavy fighting was reported in and near here.


Coordinates: 48°37′31″N 39°16′30″E / 48.62528°N 39.27500°E / 48.62528; 39.27500