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Iryna Rybakova

Press officer of the 93rd Kholodnyi Yar Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

She was born in Kyiv. A journalist by training, she has worked in Ukrainian print and online media since 2004, as well as as a communications manager at the anti-corruption organization Transparency Int.

She first went to war in February 2015 as a member of the Carpathian Sich volunteer battalion in Pisky, Donetsk region. Since then, she decided to document the fighting in Ukraine.

In 2017, she was drafted into the 93rd Brigade. She recorded the combat actions in which the unit participated during the Joint Forces Operation and during the full-scale invasion. She filmed the liberation of Okhtyrka, Trostianets, Kharkiv region, the course of hostilities in Soledar and Bakhmut. She has been published in foreign agencies (Reuters, Associated Press).

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