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A Ukrainian author and conflict crimes investigator wounded in a Russian missile strike on a restaurant final week has died, the liberty of expression group PEN mentioned on Sunday.
Victoria Amelina, 37, was wounded when a Russian missile destroyed the Ria Pizza restaurant within the jap metropolis of Kramatorsk on Tuesday, killing 12 folks, together with kids, and wounding dozens.
“With our best ache, we inform you that Ukrainian author Victoria Amelina handed away on July 1st in Mechnikov Hospital in Dnipro,” PEN Ukraine mentioned in a press release on its Fb web page.
Amelina had been within the metropolis with a delegation of Colombian journalists and writers, PEN mentioned.
She was hospitalised with “a number of cranium fractures”, in accordance with a surgeon treating the wounded.
Her novel “Dom’s Dream Kingdom” was printed in 2017 and shortlisted for the UNESCO Metropolis of Literature Prize and the European Union Prize for Literature, in accordance with PEN.
Her poems, prose and essays have been translated into English, German, Polish and different languages.
Since 2022 she had been working to doc Russian conflict crimes for the reason that invasion and advocate for accountability, PEN mentioned.
Ria Pizza in Kramatorsk — one of many largest cities nonetheless beneath Ukrainian management within the east — was common with troopers, journalists and support staff.
Amelina’s demise takes the toll of the strike to 13.
(This story has not been edited by News18 workers and is printed from a syndicated information company feed – AFP)