In the three months of full-scale war, as of May 24, Russia has killed 29 journalists, injured another nine, and left at least 15 missing, reported the Institute of Mass Information, a Ukrainian media advocacy NGO, on their website.
In total, the Institute says, Russia has committed 280 crimes against journalists and the media in Ukraine.
Many of the journalists killed were killed while carrying out their professional duties.
As for the missing, the Institute of Mass Information provided the example of journalist Dmytro Khiliuk, who disappeared in Kyiv Oblast during the Russian occupation of the region. Despite the fact that this area has been liberated since the beginning of April, the Institute of Mass Information has been unable to find him.
Russian soldiers also continue to abduct and capture Ukrainian media figures - nine such cases have been reported.
Russian aggression against Ukraine has also caused damage to Ukraine’s journalism industry as a whole – at least 113 regional media outlets have been forced to shut down due to threats from Russian invaders, the seizure of editorial offices, and the inability to work under conditions of occupation, etc.