Russia-Ukraine War

Russia’s war on Ukraine is exacting a brutal toll. As the conflict continues, the United Nations reports that millions of Ukrainians have been forced from their homes; more than 6,700 civilians have been killed and more than 10,000 injured. At least 13 journalists have been killed covering the war and CPJ is investigating whether the deaths of two others were related to their journalism. Russia’s independent media have been gutted as scores of journalists have fled onerous new media restrictions in their homeland, and dozens of Belarusian journalists who had earlier found refuge in Ukraine from their own country’s media crackdown were forced to flee yet again.

CPJ has called for the protection of Ukrainian journalists, along with the international reporters and media workers who join them in covering the conflict. Read CPJ’s Russia-Ukraine watch for detailed weekly round-ups of regional attacks on press freedom during the first four months of the conflict.

Deaths in Ukraine
Killed in Ukraine (15)
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Ihor Hudenko, killed on February 26, 2022
Yevhenii Sakun, killed on March 1, 2022
Zoreslav Zamoysky, killed around March 5-15, 2022
Roman Nezhyborets, killed around March 5-9, 2022 (Motive unconfirmed)
Viktor Dedov, killed on March 11, 2022
Oksana Haidar, killed around March 11 – April 7, 2022
Brent Renaud, killed on March 13, 2022
Maks Levin, body found April 1, 2022; dissapeared on March 13
Pierre Zakrzewski, killed on March 14, 2022
Oleksandra Kuvshynova, killed on March 14, 2022
Oksana Baulina, killed on March 23, 2022
Mantas Kvedaravicius, killed around March 28-April 2, 2022
Yevhenii Bal, killed on April 2, 2022 (Motive unconfirmed)
Vira Hyrych, killed on April 28, 2022
Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff, killed on May 30, 2022
Associated Press photographer Evgeniy Maloletka points at the smoke rising after an airstrike in Mariupol, Ukraine on March 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov)

Six months after Russian invasion of Ukraine, at least 13 journalists killed covering the war

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