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Ukrainian writer killed, injured in restaurant missile attack: PEN | World News


A Ukrainian writer and war crimes investigator injured in an incident A Russian missile hit a restaurant last week Free speech group PEN International said on Sunday that he was dead.

Emergency services work near a RIA Pizza restaurant destroyed by a Russian attack in Kramatorsk, Ukraine. (Associated Press)

A Russian missile destroyed the Ria Pizza restaurant in the eastern city of Kramatorsk on Tuesday, wounding Victoria Amelina, 37, killing 12 people, including children, and injuring dozens .

Ukrainian PEN said in a statement on its Facebook page: “It is with the deepest sorrow that we inform you that the Ukrainian writer Victoria Amelina passed away on July 1 at the Dnepropromechnikov Hospital.”

PEN International said Amelina was in the city with a delegation of Colombian journalists and writers.

She was hospitalized with “multiple skull fractures,” according to surgeons treating the wounded.

According to International PEN, her novel Dom’s Dream Kingdom was published in 2017 and was shortlisted for the UNESCO City of Literature Award and the European Union Prize for Literature.

Her poems, essays and essays have been translated into English, German, Polish and many other languages.

PEN International said that since 2022 she has been working to document war crimes since the Russian invasion and advocate for accountability.

Ria Pizza in Kramatorsk, one of the largest cities in the east still under Ukrainian control, is popular with soldiers, journalists and aid workers.

Amelina’s death brought the strike death toll to 13.


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