The reporter died after the Russian attacks on Kiev during Guterres’ visit


Journalist Vera Girich, who worked for Radio Svoboda, died on Thursday at the age of 55 as a result of Russian airstrikes in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev.

The news was promoted by his working media after the city mayor Vitali Klitschko told the Telegram social network that a body had been found in the Shevchenkivsky area, one of the sites targeted by the bombings.

According to media reports, Vera Girich died after a Russian missile hit the building where she lived in Kiev. Although the attacks were prepared on Thursday, the body was not found among the ruins until Friday.

Radio Svoboda has relied on Vera’s work since 2018, before which the journalist and producer worked on Ukraine’s main television channels. The media also paid tribute to “a great and friendly person, a true professional.”

Another of the two Russian attacks took place on Thursday night and partially destroyed the 1st and 2nd floors of a 25-story residential building where the communicator lived. At least 10 people were injured in the bombings, according to municipal authorities.

The attacks took place during a visit to Kiev by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, where he met Volodymyr Zelensky. Following the start of the attack that began on 24 February during his first visit to Ukraine, António Guterres also visited Borodianka, on the outskirts of the capital, and the towns of Buchan and Irpin.


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