Oksana Baulina, Russian journalist, killed in a bombing in kyiv

Oksana Baulina speaks after a live broadcast at the Anti-Corruption Foundation office in Moscow, Russia, May 16, 2017.

While filming the damage caused by a previous strike on a shopping center in the Podil district, in the northwest of the Ukrainian capital, Oksana Baulina, a Russian journalist, was killed on Wednesday by a rocket, announced in the evening the independent online media for which she worked, The Insider. Another civilian was killed and two people accompanying the journalist were injured, according to a statement from her newspaper.

before joining The InsiderMme Baulina was a producer for the Anti-Corruption Foundation in her country. This has been classified as “extremist organization” by the authorities, the journalist had to leave Russia and continued to work for The Insider on the subject of corruption. She had gone to Ukraine as a correspondent, where she had made several subjects in kyiv and Lviv, still according to her media, which expressed her “deep condolences” to his family and friends.

“We will continue to cover the war in Ukraine”

“We will continue to cover the war in Ukraine, including Russian war crimes, as well as the indiscriminate bombing of residential areas that causes the death of civilians and journalists”adds The Insideran independent online media outlet founded in 2013 by journalist and activist Roman Dobrokhotov and now headquartered in Riga, the capital of Latvia.

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Including Oksana Baulina, six journalists have been killed in Ukraine since the start of the Russian offensive on 24 February. 1er March, Evgueni Sakoun, cameraman of the local channel Kyiv Live TV, is killed in the bombardment of the television tower of the Ukrainian capital. A few days later, Agence France-Presse reported the death of Ukrainian journalist Viktor Doudar during fighting near Mykolaiv. On March 13, while traveling in a civilian vehicle, American documentary filmmaker Brent Renaud, who had collaborated several times in the past with the New York Times, is targeted by shots at Irpin and dies instantly. The following day, the Franco-Irish Pierre Zakrzewski and the Ukrainian Olexandra Kuvshynova, who worked for the American channel Fox News, were also killed.

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