Ukrainian War Wounded British American journalist near kyiv evacuated to safety

Journalist Benjamin Hall, seriously injured near kyiv earlier this week, was safely evacuated from Ukraine.

Hall came under fire near the Ukrainian capital of kyiv as he reported on the ongoing Russian invasion of the country with fellow Fox News reporter Pierre Zakrzewski and Ukrainian journalist Oleksandra “Sasha” Kuvshynova. Pierre and Sasha died from their injuries.

“Ben is alert and is said to be in good spirits. He is being treated with the best possible care in the world,” Fox News chief executive Suzanne Scott said in a statement.

Prior to the assignment in Ukraine, Hall was Fox’s correspondent at the State Department and had previously reported on conflict zones in the Middle East and Africa.

Regarding Pierre, Scott said earlier, “His talents were vast and there was not a role he didn’t play in helping out in the field – from photographer to engineer to editor and producer and he did it all under immense pressure with immense skill.”

Pierre, an Irish national, was a Fox veteran and had previously covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. Last year, he was instrumental in the evacuation of Afghan freelancers from Fox and their families following the US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Taliban takeover of the country.

Sasha was 24 and worked with Fox as a consultant in Ukraine. She helped Fox crews navigate Kyiv and surrounding areas for their reporting assignments.

“She was incredibly talented and spent weeks working directly with our entire team there, operating around the clock to make sure the world knew what was going on in her country,” Scott said of Sasha. in his statement.