While reporting for a Russian news website, The Insider, Oksana Baulina was killed alongside another civilian.
A Russian journalist has died after being hit by Russian shelling while filming wreckage at a Kyiv shopping complex, making her at least the fifth journalist to die in the month since Moscow’s invasion on February 24.
On Wednesday, while reporting for the independent Russian news website the Insider, Oksana Baulina, who previously worked for Russian opposition leader Alexander Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation, was killed with another citizen.
According to the publication, she “died under fire” while “filming the damage after Russian troops bombarded the capital’s Podil area.” According to the report, another person was killed in the incident. Two people with Baulina were taken to the hospital with injuries. The attack took place in Kyiv’s Podolsky area.
“Oksana traveled to Ukraine as a correspondent,” the publication continued, “and she managed to transmit multiple stories from Lviv and Kyiv.”
“The Insider’s sincere condolences go out to Oksana’s family and friends.”
Baulina, 42, began her career as a journalist for Alexander Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation, working for leisure magazines such as Time Out Moscow and In Style. After a decade, she turned her focus to more political work, becoming a producer for Alexander Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation.
On social media, Baulina’s coworkers and supporters commemorate her life and demand justice and accountability for her death.