Civilian killed and Italian journalist injured by Russian shelling in Ukraine

26 April, 08:53 PM
Corrado Zunino (

Corrado Zunino (

Russian forces fired upon the Antonivka Road Bridge in Ukraine's Kherson Oblast, killing a Ukrainian civilian and injuring Italian journalist Corrado Zunino, Ukraine’s Prosecutor-General’s Office said in a message on its website on April 26.

Zunino, working for Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica, was writing a piece on life in Kherson – a large city under constant Russian fire from across the Dnipro River.

He sustained a gunshot wound to his shoulder and was taken to hospital for treatment.

La Repubblica reports that the civilian killed was a Ukrainian fixer working with Zunino, and he is survived a wife and son. Zunino emphasized that he was wearing a vest with clear markings that identified him as a reporter.

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The publication suggests that the journalists may have fallen into a trap set up by Russian snipers.

Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani tweeted about the attack, suggesting that it may have been carried out by a Russian drone.

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