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Journalist Oleksandr Makhov deceased

05.05.2022, 00:08

Oleksandr Makhov, journalist and serviceman of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, died in the shelling by the occupiers. This was announced on May 4 on the Facebook page of Ukraine 24 TV channel.

"For many years, Oleksandr had worked for 'Ukraine' and 'Ukraine 24' channels, covering the events on the front lines. Oleksandr served in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. At one point of his career, Makhov was the only journalist on board the plane that carried out the evacuation from the coronavirus-ridden Wuhan. He called a trip to Antarctica in between work at the frontline 'a brief vacation.' The war takes away the best... Eternal memory! Condolences to family and friends!" the statement says.

Oleksandr Makhov worked for "Ukraine," "Ukraine 24," and "Dom" TV channels, and was a war correspondent. Veteran of the Donbass war. In 2022, with the beginning of the full-scale russian aggression, he went back to the frontline.

Prior to the full-scale invasion, Oleksandr Makhov had worked for "Dom" and "UA" TV channels. According to the Dom channel, Oleksandr, a native of Luhansk region, went to the frontline in 2022 to defend Ukraine.

"Oleksandr is a talented journalist who, during martial law and active hostilities along the line of contact with the russian aggressor, chose to defend the Motherland. Oleksandr was constantly in touch with our editorial office, and as we regularly discussed the feat and the heroism of the Ukrainian servicemen at our staff meetings, we always imagined Oleksandr. ... 

Sashko knew he was going to the frontline to protect the home front. His loss is irreparable for our editorial offices, irreparable for Ukraine, a great tragedy, a loss for his family and loved ones. Thank you, soldier Makhov, eternal memory, eternal glory to you!" the message reads.

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