A journalist working for Radio Liberty in Ukraine was killed in Russian rocket strikes on Kyiv on Thursday evening.

This was confirmed by the radio station.

Vira Hyrych was at home when a rocket hit the residential building where she lived in the capital.

Her body was pulled from the wreckage on Friday.

The US-funded station says she “will be remembered for her professionalism and dedication to our mission”.

Kyiv was hit as UN Secretary General António Guterres was visiting the city.

The UN chief – who only a day earlier had held talks in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin – said he was “shocked” by the Russian attack.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused the Kremlin of trying to humiliate the UN, while Kyiv’s Mayor said the Russian leader had shown “his middle finger” to Mr. Guterres.

Moscow has confirmed it hit Ukrainian targets, but has not commented on the strike on the building.