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Russian Journalist Oksana Baulina Killed In Kyiv Attack During Filming Of Destruction

He died while filming the destruction caused by Russian gunfire.

Kiev:

A Russian journalist for the investigative news channel The Insider was killed when Russian troops shelled a residential neighborhood in the Ukrainian capital, the newspaper said Wednesday, the latest journalist to die in the war.

Oksana Baulina, who previously also worked for Russian opposition-led anti-corruption group Alexey Navalny, “died under attack in Kyiv” while “describing the devastation” caused by the Russian attack, The Insider said on its website.

Another civilian was killed along with Baulina in the attack and two others were injured, he added.

Baulina had worked for the Navalny Anti -Corruption Foundation until it was declared an extremist organization last year.

That prompted him to leave the country and continue to report on corruption in Russia for The Insider, the news channel said. After Russia invaded Ukraine a month ago, Baulina filed several reports from Kyiv and Lviv in western Ukraine for the outlet.

“The Insider extends its deepest condolences to Oksana’s family and friends,” he said.

Baulina’s colleagues used social media to mourn her loss.

Vladimir Milov, who worked with him in the Navalny group, vowed to take his revenge.

“I will never forget him and to all those responsible for his death, I promise that they will not be spared with (only) the trial and the verdict,” Milov said on Twitter.

“It’s an unbelievable horror,” wrote Lyubov Sobol, another leading member of Navalny’s team.

Sergiy Tomilenko, head of the Ukrainian journalists’ union, confirmed Baulina’s death in a statement on Facebook, saying he was reporting after the shooting when he was hit by a new shot.

Earlier Wednesday, Tomilenko’s group said a cameraman for a local television station in the besieged southern city of Mariupol had also died.

Other journalists killed during the Russian invasion of Ukraine include US videographers, French-Irish cameramen and Ukrainian publishers.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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