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February 24, 2023, 14:40

497 cases of russia’s detention, torture, murder of journalists, and shelling of TV towers have been documented, and 48 of our colleagues have been killed since the beginning of the year — Oksana Romaniuk

Oksana Romaniuk, Executive Director of the Institute of Mass Information, announced the results of monitoring russia’s war crimes perpetrated against journalists and the media during a briefing at Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform.

“We have documented 497 cases of russia deliberately shelled TV towers, which are civilian objects, killed journalists, tortured them, persecuted them on purpose, held them hostage, and so on. Since the beginning of this year, 48 of our colleagues have been killed, eight of them in the line of duty. The rest died either within the ranks of the Armed Forces or as a result of torture or shelling. All of these colleagues could be alive today, doing their excellent investigations. I want to pay tribute to the memory of the victims, which is why I believe that the work on documenting war crimes is critical,” said Romaniuk.

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