Russian reporter killed in Kyiv strike making her the fourth journalist dead in Putin's Ukraine bloodbath

A RUSSIAN reporter has been killed in Kyiv, becoming the fourth journalist to die in the bloodbath in Ukraine.

Oksana Baulina, who worked for the investigative news outlet The Insider, was killed when Russian troops shelled a residential neighbourhood in the Ukrainian capital.

She had previously also worked for Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation.

Baulina "died under fire in Kyiv" while "filming the destruction" caused by Russian shelling, The Insider said on its website.

Another civilian was killed alongside her in the strike and two other people were wounded, it added.

Baulina had worked for Navalny's group until it was declared an extremist organization last year.


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That prompted her to leave the country and continue reporting on corruption in Russia for The Insider

After Russia invaded Ukraine a month ago, Baulina filed several reports from Kyiv and Lviv in western Ukraine for the outlet.

"The Insider expresses its deepest condolences to Oksana's family and friends," it said.

Baulina's colleagues took to social media to mourn her loss.

Vladimir Milov, who worked with her at Navalny's group, vowed to bring those responsible to justice.

"I will never forget her and to all those who are responsible for her death I promise that they won't get away with (only) a trial and a verdict," Milov said on Twitter.

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"What an unbelievable horror," wrote Lyubov Sobol, another prominent member of Navalny's team.

Sergiy Tomilenko, head of the Ukranian journalists' union, confirmed Baulina's death in a statement on Facebook, saying she was reporting on the aftermath of a shelling when she was hit by fresh fire.

Her death follows that of US reporter Brent Renaud, who was shot dead while fleeing from Russian soldiers who opened fire at him after he stumbled upon their checkpoint.

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Also killed in the country was Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski has been tragically killed while covering the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Ukrainian journalist Oleksandra Sasha Kuvshynova, who was helping Fox crews navigate the area, died in the attack.

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