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Ukraine war: Russian raid on Kyiv kills reporter Vira Hyrych

A correspondent jobholding for Radio Liberty in Ukraine was blotted out in Russian rocket fires on Kyiv on Thursday evening, the station has firmly established.

Vira Hyrych was at her apartment when a bomb bash the apartment  building where she resided in the capital, it says. Her remains was pulled from the debris on Friday.

She "will be remembered for her professionalism and dedication to our mission", the US-funded station says.

Kyiv was banged as UN Secretary General António Guterres was at the tour of the city.

The UN chief who on the eve before had been engaged in talks in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin - professed he was "shocked" by the Russian assault.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky indicted  the Kremlin of seeking to degrade the UN, while Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko said the Russian leader had displayed "his middle finger" to Mr Guterres.

Moscow has firmly established it banged Ukrainian pick out, but has not remarked on the air assault on the building.

"We are deeply saddened by the death of our Ukrainian Service staffer Vira Hyrych in Kyiv overnight," Radio Liberty President Jamie Fly said in a statement.

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

Oleksandr Demchenko, one of Ms Hyrych's co'worker, penned in a Facebook post: "A wonderful person is gone."

Anton Strashko, who collaborated with Ms Hyrych at one of Ukraine's leading TV channels before she associated with Radio Liberty, affirmed she had been "an extremely kind" person. He added that he is sceptical to believe she was gone.

The residential building's ground and first floors were partly devastated  after the Russian air assault.

Ms Hyrych lived in the 25-storey building in Kyiv's central Shevchenkivskyi district which was bang  by a Russian projectile late on Thursday.

Ukraine's first responder has established that the building burst into flames instantly, and the basement and the first floors were partly devastated.

Board of selectmen assert that 10 people were wounded.

Ms Hyrych, who was birthed in 1967,  affiliated with Radio Liberty's Kyiv office in 2018. She also functioned  there as a producer.

Radio Liberty, also known as Radio Free Europe, is a US government-financed organisation which curculates news in regions of the world where  public  press may be restricted or have not been established.

Ukraine's National Union of Journalists recounts that  23 media professionals including both  Ukrainians and outlanders  have been blotted out after Russia raided Ukraine on 24 February.

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