18 journalists killed as a result of russian aggression 


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Since the start of russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, 74 crimes have been committed by the aggressor state against the media, Ukraine’s Ministry of Culture and Information Policy said in a statement.  

The victims of the 74 crimes include 19 citizens of other countries: UK – 5, Czechia – 2, USA – 2, Denmark – 2, OAE – 2, Ireland – 1, Switzerland – 2, France – 1, Lithuania – 1, russian federation – 2.


As reported, 18 journalists have been killed, 8 have been kidnapped, 13 have been injured, 3 have disappeared, and 15 have been intimidated. 


In addition, there have been 7 cases of shelling that damaged or destroyed TV towers, and 22 cyberattacks on media outlets. 


Journalist victims by region of Ukraine:  


Kyiv – 31, Zaporizhzhia – 15, Kyiv City – 7, Kherson – 5, Donetsk – 5, AR Crimea – 2, Sumy – 2, Odesa – 2, Chernihiv – 1, Mykolaiv – 1, Luhansk – 1, Kirovohrad – 1, central Ukraine -1.


«Today, every journalist is a hero. We are grateful to everyone who covers the events in Ukraine. Every death and every crime against the media will be investigated, and the perpetrators will be prosecuted», — the ministry said in the statement.


Russian occupiers kidnapped journalist and poet Oleksandr Hunko in Nova Kakhovka, Kherson region, and journalist and camera operation Kostiantyn Ovsiannykov in Prymorsk, Zaporizhzhia region. Viktoria Roshchyn and Oleh Baturyn were also kidnapped.  


Russian troops shot and killed Ukrainian photojournalist Maks Levin. The occupiers also killed Brent Renaud, Oleksandra Kuvshynova, Aksana Baulina and Pierre Zakrzewski


Earlier this month, Ukraine’s Ministry of Culture spoke out against any cultural dialogue with the russian federation