"Vchasno" journalist Oleksandr Tsakhniv killed in action near Bakhmut
Oleksandr Tsakhniv, a journalist at the "Vchasno" news agency, has been killed in battle on the Bakhmut axis. This is reported on the news agency's website.
Oleksandr Tsakhniv, 37, was from the mining town of Selidove, Donetsk oblast. Before becoming a journalist, he was a coordinator in the "Strong Communities" movement, organizing public occasions and initiatives, cultural events; he also worked to develop the Ukrainian East.
At "Vchasno", Oleksandr covered corruption in Donetsk municipalities, conducted anti-corruption investigations.
"With him there was always something to talk about: from new movies to philosophical theories. He was a bright person with a broad outlook and sharp sense of virtue. He was a true patriot of our country, not just in words, but in deeds, because he did his best to make his homeland and our society better... This is a huge loss for all of us," his colleagues say, sharing their memories of Oleksandr.
Photo by "Vchasno"
Oleksandr went to fight on the front line at the start of the full-scale invasion. He died while defending a position on the Bakhmut axis while it was under the enemy's fire.
Oleksandr is survived by his parents, brother, and beloved wife.
Details about the time and place of the Hero's wake will be announced in due time by Vchasno.
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According to IMI, Oleksandr Tsakhniv is the 50th media worker to die in Ukraine as a result of Russia's armed aggression. Of those, eight died while reporting, 42 died as combatants or were killed by Russian shelling, not in the line of their journalist duty.
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