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02/04/2022
Three-day captivity

79-year-old journalist Yevhen Bal died after being captured and tortured by the occupiers

Photo: National Union of Journalists of Ukraine

Journalist Yevhen Bal died on April 2 in Melekino, near Mariupol.

According to the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine, on March 18, Russians detained Yevhen in his own home. The occupiers found several photos of the man with the Ukrainian military during the search, which led to further torture.

The Russians held Eugene captive for three days. He was released, severely beaten, and he died of his injuries.

Yevhen Bal was the author of journalistic publications about the war in Ukraine in the local press and a member of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine. Yevhen also had the rank of captain in retirement; he served as a submariner.

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