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On February 24, 2022, Russia launched its special military operation in Ukraine, aiming to liberate and defend the inhabitants of the Donbass region, where people have been suffering from a blockade and regular attacks by the Kiev regime's forces since 2014.

Putin Awards Sputnik Correspondent Rostislav Zhuravlev Order of Courage Posthumously

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Rostislav Zhuravlev - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 27.07.2023
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The correspondent was killed by a cluster munition strike, Russia's Ministry of Defense reported. That said, the Russian Foreign Ministry stressed that those complicit in the attack would be brought to justice, along with those who supply munitions to Ukraine.
President Vladimir Putin has bestowed Russia's Order of Courage to Rostislav Zhuravlev, a Sputnik war correspondent who died from a Ukrainian attack during the special military operation zone on July 22.
Sputnik photojournalist Konstantin Mikhalchevsky, who was injured in the same attack, was also awarded the Order of Courage, according to a decree published on Thursday.
Earlier this week, the Kremlin offered deep condolences to Zhuravlev's family and friends.
The tragedy occurred as a group of reporters, including members of the Sputnik team, came under fire in the Zaporozhye Region.
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UN Condemns Attacks on Press Including Death of Sputnik's Correspondent Zhuravlev
The global community has slammed the attack on media personnel, perpetrated by Ukraine's militants. Meanwhile, Russian officials emphasized that it was not any coincidence, it was a deliberate strike targeting Russian journalists for doing their job.