During the full-scale invasion, the rashists committed more than 400 crimes against journalists and the media

14:59 25 August Kyiv, Ukraine

During the six months of a full-scale invasion, Russia committed 435 crimes against journalists and the media in Ukraine.

This was reported at the Institute of Mass Information (IMI).
Over the past month, journalists from the Donbas Frontliner and Ukrainian Witness projects have come under Russian shelling in the Donbass, who believe that the shelling was targeted at them. In total, IMI recorded 25 cases of Russian shelling of journalists.

Ukrainian media continue to receive threats from Russians via email addresses, although the number of threats has decreased. Also in the occupied territories, the invaders continue to take away media brands. For example, in Volnovakha temporarily captured by the Russian invaders, the Russians stole the brand of the Ukrainian newspaper Nashe Slovo and publish it to spread their propaganda.

Since the beginning of the large-scale invasion, at least 215 broadcasters, online and print media (national, regional and local) have ceased all or part of their activities due to hostilities and occupation. These are mainly regional media from Zaporozhye, Kherson, Khmelnytsky, Kharkiv, Kyiv, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, Sumy, Luhansk, Chernihiv regions.

In six months, the Russian military killed a total of 37 journalists in Ukraine. Of these, eight journalists were killed while performing their professional duties: three Ukrainian and five foreign, two women and five men. Another 14 journalists were injured.

Until now, four journalists are considered missing - three from Mariupol and UNIAN journalist Dmitry Khilyuk, who disappeared in the Kiev region during the Russian occupation.