April 20, 2024 4:17 am





Tragic Loss: Russian War Correspondent Tragically Killed While Reporting in South Ukraine

A Russian war correspondent working for the state RIA Novosti news agency, Rostislav Zhuravlev, was killed in a Ukrainian strike in the southern Zaporizhzhia region on Saturday, the military announced.

>A Russian war correspondent killed in Ukrainian strike

The Ukrainian strike in the southern Zaporizhzhia region claimed the life of Rostislav Zhuravlev, a renowned war correspondent working for the state RIA Novosti news agency. The tragic incident has been confirmed by the military.

The agency also reported his death, saying he was killed near the frontline village of Pytikhatki.

>RIA Novosti confirms journalist’s death

Confirming the sad news, the RIA Novosti news agency reported that Rostislav Zhuravlev was killed near the frontline village of Pytikhatki.

“As a result of a strike by the Ukrainian army using cluster munitions, four journalists were wounded in various levels of severity,” the Russian army said in a statement.

>Ukrainian strike injures four journalists

The Russian army released a statement revealing that the Ukrainian army’s strike, which involved the use of cluster munitions, resulted in injuries to four journalists of varying severity.

“During an evacuation, the RIA Novosti journalist Rostislav Zhuravlev died from his wounds that resulted from the cluster munitions exploding.”

>Rostislav Zhuravlev loses life during evacuation

Tragically, RIA Novosti journalist Rostislav Zhuravlev succumbed to his wounds sustained from the exploding cluster munitions during an evacuation.

It said the other correspondents have wounds of “medium severity.”

>Other correspondents sustain medium severity wounds

According to the statement, the remaining correspondents have sustained injuries of medium severity.

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Source: AFP

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