Ukrainian reporter Oleksandr Makhov was killed by Russian forces on Wednesday May 4. He had become famous after proposing in the middle of the Ukrainian front line.
The journalist was killed by Russian troops in the Kharkiv region, the country’s media reported.
Oleksandr Makhov had moved the whole world by proposing to his company in the middle of the war.
Recognized for his coverage of the conflict in the Donbass, the reporter joined the Ukrainian army at the start of the war against the Russians.
I refuse to believe it… The horrible Russian war killed Oleksandr Makhov, our colleague, one of the best war reporters here, a veteran, who has returned to the front since the Russian invasion this year. He spoke of his native Donbass and hoped to return home to Luhansk, so… pic.twitter.com/rVifRL46Ab
—Iryna Matviyishyn (@IMatviyishyn) May 4, 2022
His death did not leave the Ukrainian people insensitive. Many personalities, including journalist Iryna Matviyishyn, paid tribute to him on social networks. “This war sale killed Oleksandr Makhov, our colleague one of the best war reporters, a veteran,” she said.
President Volodymyr Zelensky himself told about the memory of the journalist. “Patriot, sincere and always humble. He was always among the bravest, first on the front line. Russia will bear the responsibility for his death. Whatever happens, we will win. It was Oleksandr’s dream. We will achieve it”, a Ukrainian leader assured in a short video.