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12 Journalists Have Been Killed in War with Russia – Venediktova

Another 10 media representatives got injuries of varying degrees of severity.

12 Journalists Have Been Killed in War with Russia – Venediktova
Iryna Valentynivna
Photo: Office of Prosecutor General

12 journalists have already been killed in the war with Russia. Another 10 got injuries of varying degrees of severity. 

This is reported by the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Iryna Venediktova.

“As of today, according to the data from the Unified Register of Pre-Trial Investigations, the armed forces of the Russian Federation and other occupational troops have committed crimes against at least 56 media representatives,” Venediktova notes.

Prosecutor General also reports that 15 journalists among them are citizens of other countries:

- 4 from the UK

- 2 from the Czech Republic

- 2 from Denmark

- 2 from the UAE

- 1 from Switzerland

- 2 from the USA (one of them died)

- 1 killed from Ireland

- 1 killed from Russia

Venediktova adds that law enforcement officers have registered at least 7 proceedings related to bombings, destroying or damaging Ukrainian TV towers, and television and radio companies.

“Only yesterday while filming the evacuation from the bombarded and exhausted Chernihiv, a car of the film crews of 1+1 TV channel and Turkish TRT World came under shelling. Correspondent Andrii Tsaplienko got a shrapnel wound. In his professional life he has been at several wars, and now he is covering a super cruel one in his own country. This attack was followed by the beginning of an investigation of violating the law of war from the Russian invaders’ side,” Iryna Venediktova says. The Prosecutor General’s office is keeping records of crimes against journalists, coordinating their work with the Institute of Mass Information, Venediktova notes.

As a reminder, according to IMI, 148 unlawful actions have been carried out against media representatives in Ukraine since the beginning of the full-scale invasion. 

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