Dmytro Khyliuk is a human rights defender and a journalist for the independent Ukrainian news agency UNIAN who monitors court hearings and covers the topics related to civil society movements and human rights in Ukraine. As a journalist and public figure, he draws attention to the importance of judicial reform and highlights the anti-corruption efforts of Ukrainian society. After the start of the Russian invasion to the Kyiv region, Dmytro Khyliuk worked from the cities and villages near the frontline, providing news about the situation with civilian population under attack.On 1 March 2022, he wrote that Russian troops were occupying the village of Kozarovychi, where his family lived, in a post on his personal Facebook page. On 3 March 2022 Dmytro Khyliuk and his father were detained by the Russian military when they came to look at their house, which had been damaged by Russian shelling. The human rights defender's father was released after 8 days, but the whereabouts of Dmytro Khyliuk still remain unknown.