1 journalist dead, many injured in Ukraine violence

Reporters Without Borders | Agence France-Presse | Vesti

Vyacheslav Veremyi was “dragged out of his taxi by unknown assailants” in Kiev early Wednesday morning, Reporters Without Borders reports. The reporter for Ukrainian newspaper Vesti “was violently beaten up, and according to witness accounts, he was shot in the stomach after he showed his press card.”

At least 27 other journalists were injured in the escalating violence, RWB writes. More than 167 journalists have been injured in Ukraine since November.

Anti-government protesters clash with riot police in Kiev’s Independence Square on Wednesday (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Vesti has set up a Russian-language page for anyone who wants to help out Veremyi’s family.

Previously: Dozens of journalists injured in Kiev during protests, five people killed

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