Russian journalist Oksana Paulina was killed during a shooting in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, and is credited with being the fourth journalist to die in the country since the conflict erupted after the Russian occupation.
While Paulina was working as a reporter for The Insider, Russian troops shelled a shopping center in the Bodil district of Kiev. The site said in a statement.
One civilian was killed and two others were injured in the incident and were admitted to hospital.
“The Insider extends its deepest condolences to Oksana’s family and friends,” the statement said.
Paulina previously served as the producer of the Anti-Corruption Foundation, but had to leave Russia as soon as the organization was considered an extremist group. Even after his escape, he continued to complain about corruption within the Russian government.
According to The GuardianPaulina, 42, began her career in magazines such as Time Out Moscow and InStyle before switching to political work.
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Shawn Walker, a reporter for The Guardian, said he was “funny, dedicated and very brave”. In a tweet.
“After the tragedy of having to leave Russia due to Navalny’s contacts, he was reuniting with a new life in Warsaw and deciding to pursue an important journalistic career. Another victim of this vicious nonsense,” he wrote.
While working as a reporter in Ukraine, Paulina sent several reports from the Ukrainian cities of Kiev and Live, about 45 miles from the Polish border.
“We will continue to cover up the war in Ukraine, including Russian war crimes such as indiscriminate shelling of residential areas, resulting in the deaths of civilians and journalists,” The Insider concluded.
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Paulina was the fourth journalist to be killed in Ukraine while covering the conflict between the two countries. Earlier this month, Fox News cinematographer Pierre Zakrzewski and journalist Oleksandra “Sasha” Kuvshynova were killed outside Kyiv.
A few days ago, American photojournalist Brent Renat was killed when Russian troops opened fire on a car in the city of Irfin, about 30 miles outside Kiev.
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