“Our journalist Victoria Roshchyna is being held captive by the Russian occupiers. She has been reporting from hotspots in eastern and southern Ukraine since the beginning of the Russo-Ukrainian war,” her employer Hromadske TV reported. It has not been possible to reach her since March 12.
Her last sign of life came from Berdianks – a town near Mariupol. When it fell into the hands of the Russian occupiers, contact with the journalist was lost. She was probably arrested by the Russian FSB on March 15. It is unclear at what location Roshchyna is. “We currently do not know where it is,” reports Hromadske TV, according to “Blick”.
More than 200 attacks on press freedom have been recorded since the war began. The “International Press Institute” speaks of dozens of Ukrainian and foreign journalists killed or injured by Russian troops. Sad balance: four reporters were killed, 34 attacked. 55 reporters were arrested.
Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrewski and Ukrainian producer Oleksandra Kurshynova also lost their lives in a Russian attack. “Fox” correspondent Benjamin Hall was seriously wounded in the same attack, losing part of his leg. eXXpress reported.