RFE/RL journalist killed in missile attack on Kyiv

    

Vira Hyrych, a journalist at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, has died as a result of Russia’s missile attack on Kyiv on April 28.

      

That’s according to the Institute of Mass Information, Ukrinform reports.

     

Inna Kuznetsova, the editor-in-chief at the Ukrainian service of RFE/RL, confirmed this information to the IMI.
     

During the shelling, a missile hit the journalist’s apartment, Kuznetsova added.

     

The shelling of Kyiv on April 28 took place during a visit by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

      

Late on April 28, the Russians attacked the Ukrainian capital, with two missiles hitting the city’s Shevchenkivsky district. Initial reports said that ten people were injured and four people were hospitalized as a result of a rocket attack on an apartment block. According to Ukraine’s State Emergency Service, the building was partially destroyed.

       

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said later that rescuers found a dead body under the rubble of the house.

    

© 2022 Ukrinform News

     

11 comments

  1. Horrendous. So sorry for her loved ones.
    It should not have happened. It is almost criminal that Kyiv and other top cities have still not been as fully protected as technically possible by the allies.
    The putinazis are intending massive genocide : using tanks and missiles against apartment blocks.
    All this stuff appearing in the media about “Russian incompetence” is unhelpful and stupid. The fact is that thanks to shit countries like Germany they have the resources to wage their savage and evil war indefinitely.
    A well known troll who constantly posts on uawire, published the following map:

    It needs to be on the wall in the Pentagon as a reminder of what is in store for for Ukraine unless the US uses all its available power instead of the tiny fraction it deploys at present.

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    • Phase 1 failed and so will phase 2. The Putinazis have already lost this war and every day they stay in it they lose even more. I for one will not lose heart or start blaming people besides the evil one that sent his orcs into beautiful Ukraine.

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      • I lose heart each day. Not at Ukraine’s brilliant and valiant resistance, but at the unreliability of her friends. In the latest example we hear Austin and Blinken stating that they will “move heaven and earth” for Ukraine, not long after Biden promised “unwavering support.” The latter was not given. Will the former?
        There are signs that the promised heavy artillery and anti-ship missiles will soon be fully operational, which is good.
        But victory is much more likely if a) they have sufficient numbers of combat troops, b) they have the 80 or so MiGs promised from Poland, c) they have much better air defences, d) they get cruise missiles.
        No doubt other stuff is needed too; but if they don’t retake Kherson oblast very quickly, it will be an uphill struggle to hold onto the rest of the Black Sea coast.
        I do blame people other than the demon putler for this genocide: the Budapest signatories, who reneged in 2014, again last year when they knew the invasion was happening and again this year when it actually did happen. The support was too little and too late. Still is.

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      • I lose heart each day. Not at Ukraine’s brilliant and valiant resistance, but at the unreliability of her friends. In the latest example we hear Austin and Blinken stating that they will “move heaven and earth” for Ukraine, not long after Biden promised “unwavering support.” The latter was not given. Will the former?
        There are signs that the promised heavy artillery and anti-ship missiles will soon be fully operational, which is good.
        But victory is much more likely if a) they have sufficient numbers of combat troops, b) they have the 80 or so MiGs promised from Poland, c) they have much better air defences, d) they get cruise missiles.
        No doubt other stuff is needed too; but if they don’t retake Kherson oblast very quickly, it will be an uphill struggle to hold onto the rest of the Black Sea coast.
        I do blame people other than the demon putler for this genocide: the Budapest signatories, who reneged in 2014, again last year when they knew the invasion was happening and again this year when it actually did happen. The support was too little and too late. Still is.

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    • Most terrible is the fact that Ukraine gets nothing. Ukraine needs Apache helicopters, tanks and MIGs. Without advanced weapons and Nato Marines, covered as foreign volunteers, Ukraine is lost. We have the power to crush the invaders with our military but won’t do it. I think one other reason the ruSSians are advancing fast is that the locals see the West betrayed them and they change sides quickly. Nato failed. Biden failed. Our leaders failed Ukraine. The blame must not go to Putin, since he can only do what we allow him to do.

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  2. Salutes to those in the media letting the world know the truth. Praise God that the truth can not stay buried.
    Eternal memory for Vira Hyrych, may her family and friends be comforted in their time of loss.

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    • Agreed, this is another terrible loss for RFE/RL who has been going through threats, intimidation and arrests from the Putinazis in this senseless war. My heart goes out to the family and friends and there are no words to describe this needless violence. Maybe the UN Sec. Gen. will do something now. If he does I hope he does it in the name of Vira Hyrych.

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