Vira Hyrych of the Czech-American news group Free Europe was killed after a Russian missile strike in Kiev, whilst reporting for the company's Radio Liberty organisation.
journalist's lifeless body was found today after yesterdays missile
strike on the residential building she and her news crew were staying
Radio Liberty is one of the last Russian language radio
stations not under Kremlin control, after Vladimir Putin banned
independent journalism in the country thousands have flocked to Free
Europe and other European news networks, often looking for work in
exchange for their first hand experiences in Russia.
missile attack came during UN secretary general Antonio Guterres's
visit to Kiev to report the situation first hand on Russian war
crimes in nearby Bucha.
Europe and Radio Liberty have sent their condolences to Hyrych's
family, along with an undisclosed amount of money, presumably as a
way to help the family grieve.
is the first journalist to be killed whilst reporting the war in
Ukraine, and her death proves that journalists aren't safe despite
having multiple press badges on their war-report uniforms.
Clive Myrie, who has done reports in war torn Kiev and other cities
in Ukraine sent a personal letter to her family, letting them know
that Vira and him had a very good working relationship when in the