21 journalists killed in wake of Russian invasion of Ukraine

17 April, 06:41 PM
Journalists record the consequences of Russian invaders’ shelling of Kyiv. (Photo:REUTERS/Serhii Nuzhnenko)

Journalists record the consequences of Russian invaders’ shelling of Kyiv. (Photo:REUTERS/Serhii Nuzhnenko)

Twenty-one journalists have been killed since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Freedom of Speech has reported.

These are only confirmed cases. High-profile victims of Russian forces include Lithuanian director Mantas Kvedaravichyus, U.S. documentary filmmaker Brent Renaud, Russian journalist Oksana Baulina, who worked on an editorial for The Insider, and Ukrainian photographer Maks Levin.

The full list of journalists killed:

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Pierre Zakrzewski
Oleksandra Kuvshynova
Oleksandr Lytkin
Pavlo Lee
Serhii Pushchenko
Ievhen Sakun
Brent Anthony Renaud
Oksana Baulina
Dealerbek Shakirov
Viktor Didov
Viktor Dudar
Liliia Humianova
Yuriy Oliynyk
Oleh Iakunin
Maks Levin
Mantas Kvedaravicius
Serhii Zaikovskyi
Denys Kotenko
Ievhen Bal
Roman Nezhyborets
Zoreslav Zamoiskyi

Early in the morning of Feb. 24, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, with missile attacks and bombing. Invading Russian forces are suffering heavy casualties in fighting against the Ukrainian military.

Many of the Russians’ attacks have been against civilians and non-military targets.

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