A Russian journalist, Oksana Baulina, a Russian journalist with the investigative media outlet The Insider, has been killed during her reportage of the crisis in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Baulina was killed when Russian troops shelled a residential neighbourhood in Kyiv, the media outlet said on Wednesday, according to a report by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) started.
Meanwhile, both the IFJ and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have condemned the Russian army’s shelling of civilian targets.
Oksana Baulina, according to the report, previously worked for Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny’s anti-corruption group.
She died alongside a civilian and two other people were injured, it added.
Baulina had worked for Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation until it was declared an extremist organisation last year.
This led her to leave the country and continue reporting on corruption in Russia for The Insider, the media outlet said.
After Russia invaded Ukraine a month ago, Baulina published several reports in The Insider from Kyiv and Lviv in western Ukraine.
“The Insider expresses its deepest condolences to Oksana’s family and friends”.
Baulina’s colleagues have mourned her loss on social media:
Sergiy Tomilenko, head of the Ukrainian journalists’ union, confirmed Baulina’s death in a statement on Facebook, saying she was reporting on the aftermath of a shelling when she was hit by fresh gunfire. Earlier, Tomilenko’s group said a cameraman from a local television station in the besieged southern city of Mariupol had also been killed.