Shelling Kills Russian Journalist in Kyiv; 4th Reporter To Die Amid Invasion

Putting out a statement, The Insider said it "expresses its deepest condolences to Oksana’s family and friends."

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A Russian journalist named Oksana Baulina was killed on Wednesday, 23 March, after being caught amid Russian shelling while she was filming the destruction caused to a shopping centre in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, for The Insider.

She is the fourth reporter to die since Moscow's military operations were launched in February.

Baulina, who previously worked for Russian opposition leader Alexander Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation, was killed along with another civilian, The Guardian reported.

Putting out a statement, The Insider said it "expresses its deepest condolences to Oksana’s family and friends."

"We will continue to cover the war in Ukraine, including such Russian war crimes as indiscriminate shelling of residential areas which result in the deaths of civilians and journalists," the statement added.

Two other people in Baulina's group sustained injuries during the attack, which took place in Kyiv's Podolsky district.

Baulina's Life and Work

42-year-old Baulina began her career working for lifestyle magazines like Time Out Moscow and In Style.

Later, she shifted her attention to political activism and became a producer for Navalny’s foundation.

She left Russia in 2021, after the Kremlin declared the Anti-Corruption Foundation as "extremist", but continued working for The Insider as well as Coda Story.

Three reporters apart from Baulina have been killed during Moscow's military operations: American filmmaker Brent Renaud, Irish cameraperson Pierre Zakrzewski, and Oleksandra Kuvshynova, a Ukrainian producer, as per a report by The Guardian.

(With inputs from The Guardian.)

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