Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty journalist killed in Kyiv airstrike

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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty introduced Friday that journalist Vira Hyrych has died after a Russian missile strike on Thursday hit the residential constructing the place she was residing in Kyiv. 

“We are deeply saddened by the death of our Ukrainian Service staffer Vira Hyrych in Kyiv overnight,” RFE/RL President Jamie Fly said in a statement. “We have lost a dear colleague who will be remembered for her professionalism and dedication to our mission.” 

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko on Friday confirmed that one individual was discovered useless within the particles. At the very least 10 others had been injured, the Related Press studies, citing Ukraine’s emergency providers. 

First responders work at the site where fires were triggered by an explosion in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Thursday, April 28.

First responders work on the web site the place fires had been triggered by an explosion in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Thursday, April 28.
(AP/Emilio Morenatti)

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A Russian Protection Ministry spokesperson mentioned Moscow had used “high-precision, long-range weaponry” to destroy “production buildings” at a protection manufacturing unit within the Ukrainian capital, the AP additionally reported. 

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It was not instantly clear whether or not the manufacturing unit truly was hit. 

Clean-up crews prepare to work on Friday, April 29 at the site of an explosion in Kyiv, Ukraine. 

Clear-up crews put together to work on Friday, April 29 on the web site of an explosion in Kyiv, Ukraine. 
(AP/Emilio Morenatti)

The strike additionally occurred shortly after Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with U.N. Secretary-Basic António Guterres in Kyiv. 

 

Hyrych joined RFE/RL in early 2018 after working for a tv station in Ukraine, the corporate mentioned, including that she is survived by her grownup son and her dad and mom. 

Employees at a liquor store clean glass broken following the explosion on Thursday, April 28.

Staff at a liquor retailer clear glass damaged following the explosion on Thursday, April 28.
(AP/Emilio Morenatti)

“We are shocked and angered by the senseless nature of her death at home in a country and city she loved,” Fly added. “Her memory will inspire our work in Ukraine and beyond for years to come.” 

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