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Kherson media worker Serhiy Klymenko killed in action in Maryinka

15.02.2023, 14:12
Photo: Oleksandr Tsykura/Facebook/Suspilne
Photo: Oleksandr Tsykura/Facebook/Suspilne

Serhiy Klymenko, who worked at "Suspilne Kherson", was killed in a battle with the Russian occupiers in Maryinka, Donetsk oblast, on February 5. This was announced on Suspilne's corporate website.

He worked in the tech division of Kherson radio and television company "Skifia" (now — "Suspilne Kherson") for many years. Serhiy Klymenko's funeral took place on February 14 in Kherson at the Geologiv village cemetery.

In September 2022, Serhiy volunteered to enlist in the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The late man is survived by his wife and two children.

"Ukrainian Radio" editor Margarita Laznyk said that she had worked with Serhiy since 2000. "I am a radio presenter, he was a radio and sound recording engineer. We spent many live broadcasts, recording and editing hours together. He was always easy to work with. During live broadcasts, even if something unplanned would happen, I was sure that we would handle any situation. Serhiy will forever be remembered as a true professional in his field, cheerful, kind, courageous, always friendly and well-wishing. I can't believe he is no longer with us! Two children were left without a father, a wife left without a husband, and parents left without a son... Loving memory to the Hero!" she said about Serhiy.

Photo: Oleksandr Tsykura on Facebook

As IMI reported, on December 20, 2022, Anton Kolomiets, a media worker from Kherson, was killed while fighting the Russian occupiers on the Bakhmut axis. Before joining the UAF, he worked as a presenter and director on the "Skifia" TV channel, and later on Suspilne.

According to IMI, Serhiy Klymenko became the 47th media person to die as a result of Russian aggression in Ukraine. Of those, eight died while performing journalistic work, 39 died as combatants or were killed by Russian shelling, not in the course of their journalistic work.

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