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Soldier, journalist Volodymyr Petrenko killed in action

01.03.2024, 16:47
Volodymyr Petrenko. Photo by Volodymyr Petrenko on Facebook
Volodymyr Petrenko. Photo by Volodymyr Petrenko on Facebook

Volodymyr Petrenko, soldier and former "" editor (Zhytomyr oblast) Volodymyr Petrenko was killed in action, report "" and the Malyn City Council.

He was killed by Russian mortar fire on February 22, 2024, near Synkivka (Kupyansk district, Kharkiv oblast). Volodymyr was aged 31.

He was drafted in December 2023 and sent to the Kupyansk area of the frontline after completing his training. Volodymyr served as mechanic service staff of a UAF mechanized company. "Alone," says the last post he made on his Facebook page on February 16, a week before his death.

Volodymyr Petrenko was born on June 21, 1992 in Malyn, Zhytomyr oblast. His mother is a well-known journalist in the city, Nina Petrenko.

Volodymyr Petrenko. Collage by

In 2014, the young man graduated from the M. Drahomanov University, having majored in publishing and editing. For some time he worked as a correspondent for the newspaper "Malynski Novyni".

He did a lot of volunteer work, helping orphans, ATO / JFO participants, people struggling with severe illnesses. He also reported on charity events on the website "".

In recent years, he worked at the Malyn Central Public Library, ran the talking club "Speak Ukrainian". He took  active part in local events, was a member of the brass band "Malyn", often performing with them until recently.

Volodymyr Petrenko was buried on February 29 in Malyn.

According to the Institute of Mass Information, Volodymyr Petrenko is the 72nd media worker to die as a result of Russia's aggression against Ukraine.

The IMI monitors Russia's crimes against the media and journalists in Ukraine. In the two years since the start of the full-scale invasion, Russia has committed 567 crimes against journalists and the media in Ukraine.

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