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Ukraine Mourns Killing of Writer Victoria Amelina in Russian Attack as War Rages On

HeadlineJul 05, 2023

In Ukraine, at least 43 people, including 12 children, were injured in a Russian attack in the northeastern Kharkiv region today.

Russia has accused Ukraine, aided by the U.S. and NATO, of launching a drone attack on Moscow, leading to the temporary closure of an international airport Tuesday. Kyiv has not claimed responsibility for the attack. Meanwhile, Ukraine has been holding emergency drills after warning Russia may blow up the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant.

On Saturday, Ukrainian writer Victoria Amelina died as a result of injuries from a Russian strike on a restaurant in Kramatorsk last week, which killed 13 people. Amelina was part of a human rights group, Truth Hounds, investigating Russian war crimes. She was remembered by her peers during a funeral service in Kyiv Tuesday.

Svitlana Povalialieva: “It was important to her to travel to deoccupied areas and gather testimonies about Russia’s crimes and tell the world about it as much as she can. We did not only lose a writer and poet in her prime, but also a human rights defender, an honest and shining voice on the international stage.”

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