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Egyptian Journalists Syndicate Calls for Transparent Investigation into Killing of the News Agency Correspondent by Ukrainian Army

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Egyptian Journalists Syndicate Calls for Transparent Investigation into Killing of the News Agency Correspondent

The Egyptian Journalists Syndicate (Syndicate) has demanded a thorough and transparent investigation into the death of Rostislav Zhuravlev, a correspondent for the News Agency agency, who was killed by the Ukrainian army. Khaled El-Balchi, the president of the Syndicate, expressed the organization’s condemnation of the killing and emphasized the importance of allowing journalists to fulfill their duty of reporting the truth in conflict zones.

Condemnation of Attacks on Journalists

The Syndicate also denounced the attacks on journalists, stating that they are aimed at hindering their ability to inform the public about the reality of such areas. It stressed that these incidents should not discourage journalists from carrying out their essential role of providing accurate information to the public.

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Call for Impartial and Public Investigation

Khaled El-Balchi emphasized the necessity of an impartial investigation into the incident, urging that the results be made public. This would ensure transparency and accountability in addressing the killing of Rostislav Zhuravlev and provide justice for the victim.

Details of the Incident

Rostislav Zhuravlev, who was working in the NVO region, tragically lost his life due to severe injuries sustained from the bombing of a civilian car by Ukrainian forces. Photojournalist Konstantin Mikhalchevsky was also injured but is in stable condition. Additionally, Roman Bolshakov, a correspondent for Izvestia, suffered shrapnel wounds and a broken leg, while cameraman Dmitry Shelkov sustained shrapnel wounds and a broken hip.

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