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BREAKING UPDATE: Russian missile strike on Ukrainian capital Kyiv claims journalist Vira Hyrych’s life

BREAKING UPDATE: A Russian missile strike on the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, claimed the life of journalist Vira Hyrych Credit: Facebook Vira Hyrych

BREAKING UPDATE: Russian missile strike on Ukrainian capital Kyiv claims journalist Vira Hyrych’s life

Update 11:44 a.m. (April 29) According to a report by Radio Liberty, one of their own reporters and producers, Vira Hyrych was killed by the Russian missile which was fired last night on April 28, with her body found in the rubble in the early hours of Friday . , April 29.

“One of my @radiosvoboda colleagues in Kyiv, will turn hyrychwas killed in the Kyiv rocket attack yesterday. will turn was one of the nicest people in our office; patient, diligent, kind and dedicated,” read a tweet posted by one of her former colleagues Mike Eckel.

Credit: Twitter @Mike_Eckel

The message provided a link to the Ukrainian radio station’s website which provided a full report, where they stated: “Vira Hyrych started working at the Kyiv office of Radio Liberty on February 1, 2018. Previously, she worked for major Ukrainian TV channels. The editorial staff of Radio Liberty expresses its sympathy to the family of Vira Girich and will remember her as a brilliant and kind person, a true professional.

Original 7:55 p.m. (April 28) BREAKING NEWS: Explosions have been reported in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv with video footage showing a confirmed missile strike.

On April 28, reports of two large explosions on Thursday evening several miles east of downtown Kyiv flooded social media. The alleged missile strike comes as United Nations chief Antonio Guterres travels to Kyiv for talks with Ukrainian President Zelensky.

Svitlana Vodolaha, spokesperson for the Ukrainian State Emergency Services, said: “The bombings in kyiv caused casualties, but we don’t know how many. Two shots. One in an establishment, another in the residential area near the establishment. The first floors have been affected and there are people on the upper floors.

Mayor of Kyiv Vitali Klitschko said: “The enemy fired on Kyiv. There were two hits in the Shevchenkivskyi district. All services work on site. Information about the victims is being clarified.

“#BREAKING | Reports of explosions in the capital, kyiv. #Kiev #Russia #Ukraine”

“#Kyiv A would have seen at least two explosions #RussiaUkraineWar” posted @GlobalNToday

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One user posted: “At least 2 explosions have been reported in #Kiev. First images of a #Iskander rocket flying towards Kyiv before it hits the targets moments ago.

News of the explosions in Kyiv comes at a time of growing tension between the two sides with reports of a Ukrainian who was allegedly tortured by Russian forces for 12 days with a severed finger and four broken ribs, as well as the General Staff of the Army of Ukrainian Forces publicly announcing official combat casualty figures inflicted on Russian forces.

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