Russian journalist Oksana Baulina killed in Kyiv rocket attack

Russian journalists were reportedly killed during a bombardment by Russian troops at a shopping center in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine.

Oksana Baulina, 42, was reporting on an independent Russian investigative journal, Insider, when she was involved in a bombardment by Russian troops, the news site said: statement..

A journalist who previously worked for the Anti-Corruption Foundation of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said in a statement that he “photographed the destruction after the Russian troops bombarded” the Podil district of Kyiv.

Bowrina was one of the two killed in an attack on a shopping center, and the other two who accompanied her were injured and hospitalized, Outlet reported.

“Oksana went to Ukraine as a correspondent, she was able to send some reports from Lviv and Kyiv,” the statement said. “The insider expresses his deepest condolences to her family and friends in Oksana.”

“We will continue to cover the war in Ukraine, including Russian war crimes such as indiscriminate bombardment of residential areas that kill civilians and journalists,” the publication added.

Baulina’s career extended to work in lifestyle magazines such as Time Out Moscow and Instyle, and later became the producer of Alexei Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation.

At least 5 journalists It has now died since Russian troops invaded Ukraine on February 24.

Last December, an insider on the official list of Russian “foreign agents” was fined for violating a law requiring increased bureaucratic oversight by attaching a disclaimer to publications. ..

Insider has worked with the Dutch-based website Bellingcat on projects such as last year’s Kremlin critic Navalny’s investigation of nerve agent poisoning.

The Tagansky District Court in Moscow has fined insiders 1 million rubles ($ 13,600) for failing to identify themselves as foreign agents. Repeated violations of the law can result in the complete closure of the organization.

The designation also requires outlets to report their income and expenses to the Ministry of Justice on a regular basis.

Bowrina’s colleague used Twitter to mourn her death.

Former colleague Alexeikovaryov In a Twitter post, Bourina was remembered as “a journalist with incredible moral clarity.”

Bowrina was “a courageous, honest and talented journalist,” said Kira Yarmish, a spokeswoman for Navalny. “”[S]He is a solid supporter of us and has always helped us. I don’t even know how to talk about her death, and I can’t even imagine all this. “

Bellingcat investigative journalist Christo Grozes remembers her as “a surprisingly brave Russian journalist,” and “my troops in the Podir district of Kyiv bombarded the civilian territory.”

“She was killed while reporting on the damage caused by the bombardment,” Grozev added.

Reuters contributed to this report.

Isabelle van Brugen


Isabel van Brugen is an award-winning journalist and currently a news reporter for The Epoch Times. She holds a Master’s degree in Newspaper Journalism from City University of London.