For 15 years, Pierre Zakrzewski worked as a TV man in war zones from Iraq to Afghanistan. Then, on March 14, 2022, he died during the shelling of Russian troops in the village of Gorenko, Kyiv region.
The aggressor seeks to wipe out any mention of his crimes from the face of the earth. Therefore, they kill all possible witnesses - military, civilians and journalists.
If cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski had not died, he could have told about the crimes of the Russian army in Gorenka.
He would show that there was not a quiet day in the village during March. All this time, Russian troops attacked Gorenka with aircraft, fired from mortars, artillery systems and poured "Hail". The shelling blocked the exit from the village and the supply of food. Residents were left without gas and electricity.
Through the lens of his camera, the world could see at least 347 courtyards that were completely destroyed by the Russian army.
He would film how volunteers managed to evacuate about 800 people. The world would also know about the terrible human casualties from the shelling of Gorenka by the Russian army.
It could be a report that would force the world community to resist the aggressor more actively and, perhaps, save the world, as Pierre Zakrzewski dreamed of.
The killings and shootings of journalists are a gross violation of international law. The enemy can turn a blind eye to laws, but he cannot close the eyes of the world to crimes. Honouring the memory of the dead for the truth, we continue to tell their immortal stories.
Ukrainian account: Details: Recipient: National Union of Journalists of Ukraine Account number UA703052990000026002000114500 USREOU 00027140 JSC CB "PRIVATBANK" MFI Bank 305299 Purpose of payment: Charitable assistance for the families of the killed journalists
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