Shock as Ukrainian journalist Oleksandr Makhov is killed, tributes flood social media

Shock as Ukrainian journalist Oleksandr Makhov is killed, tributes flood social media.

The popular television journalist was killed by Russian shelling.

TRIBUTEs flooded social media after news broke that popular Ukrainian journalist Oleksandr (Alexander) Makhov was killed in a Russian bombing.

According to reports on Wednesday May 4, Mr. Makhov, a veteran and TV journalist from Luhansk, lost his life in a Russian bombardment.

Tributes have poured in for the highly respected journalist, who reportedly volunteered to join the Ukrainian army to fight for his country.

“Today my good friend Oleksander Makhov, brilliant journalist, volunteer and brave soldier, gave his life to defend Ukraine. Rest in peace brother,” one person tweeted.

Another person wrote: “Another dark day for Ukrainian war journalism.

“Oleksandr Makhov, veteran and TV journalist from Luhansk, was killed in a Russian bombardment.

“Rest in peace.”

“Our Ukrainian journalist Oleksandr Makhov was killed in the battles for Ukrainian independence. Rest in peace,” another person said.

Another Twitter user wrote: “Ukrainian journalist Oleksandr Makhov died as a result of Russian shelling.

“He was a professional correspondent, highly respected by the media community in Ukraine.

“You lived through the war. Rest in peace.”

According to Ukrainian TV24, Makhov for the channel and covered the events on the front line of the war.

The news channel noted that “he was the only reporter on board the coronavirus evacuation flight in Wuhan.

The channel paid its own tribute to their deceased colleague, writing on Telegram: “War takes the best… In sweet memory! Sincerely to family and friends!”


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