Russian reporter killed during Russian shelling in Kyiv

She is the fifth journalist to be killed one month into Russia's brutal invasion of Ukraine.

Updated: March 23, 2022 - 7:03pm

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Russian journalist Oksana Baulina was killed during shelling by Russian forces while she was filming damage in Kyiv for The Insider, the Russian investigative outlet announced Wednesday.

Another civilian was also killed and two others were wounded and hospitalized in the attack in the Podolsk district of Kyiv, The Insider stated. The announcement of her death comes exactly one month into Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

"The Insider expresses its deepest condolences to Oksana's family and friends," the outlet said. "We will continue to cover the war in Ukraine, including such Russian war crimes as indiscriminate shelling of residential areas which result in the deaths of civilians and journalists."

Baulina had worked for the Anti-Corruption Foundation and was forced to flee Russia to continue her reporting on corruption in the Kremlin, according to the Russian watchdog.

She was working as a correspondent for The Insider in Lviv and Kyiv.

Meduza reporter Alexey Kovalyov tweeted about Baulina's death. He called her a "journalist with phenomenal sense of moral clarity" and said he would remember her for being "at the front of any picket line, immensely resourceful [and] incredibly brave but never reckless or irresponsible."

Baulina is one of five known journalists to have been killed one month into the war. Other deaths include Ukrainian cameraman Yevhenii Saku, American journalist Brent Renaud, Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski and Fox consultant Oleksandra "Sasha" Kuvshynova.