Fox News photographer Pierre Zakrevsky and journalist Oleksandra Kovchinova were killed in an attack north of Kyiv on Monday. Reporter Ben Hall is still in hospital.
Zakrzewski (55), an Irish national living in London, and Kuvshynova (24) were with Hall da Their car was hit by a fire.
Journalist Kovchinova (24), also known as Sasha, worked as a consultant for the Fox News team in Ukraine.
“You helped our teams navigate Kyiv and surrounding areas while gathering information and talking to sources,” Fox News Director Susan Scott said in an internal memo also shared with VG on Tuesday night.
Their car was hit by incoming fire while they were in the field with reporter Benjamin Hall (39).
– She was incredibly talented and spent weeks working directly with our entire team there. She is said to be working around the clock to make sure the world knows what was going on in her country.
Experienced war photographer
Earlier Tuesday, Fox News reported Zakrzewski’s murder.
– Dear Colleagues. It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we share the news of our dear photographer, Pierre Zakrzowski. Pierre was killed in Horenka, outside Kyiv in Ukraine, Scott wrote in another internal letter to his staff.
Fox describes Zakrzewski as an experienced war photographer who has covered almost all international events for Fox News, from Iraq to Syria, during his long career with us.
– The channel writes that his passion and talent as a journalist are irreplaceable.
Fox News journalist Lukas Tomlinson posted a photo of him with Zakrzewski and Kuvshynova.
– He was very popular
Today is a heartbreaking day for Fox News Media and all journalists who risk their lives to get the news out, writes the channel.
The channel also notes that Zakrzewski played a key role in bringing back the channel’s freelance translators and interpreters in Afghanistan, when US forces withdrew from the country.
Zakrzewski leaves behind a wife.
Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry, was the first to report to Telegram that Kovchinova was also killed in the attack. Only at 20.30 on Tuesday evening, Fox News confirmed the death of Kovchinova as well.
“We refrained from sharing this terrible news earlier today out of respect for her family, with whom we have been in frequent contact,” Fox CEO Scott said.
“We send our deepest condolences to them,” Scott says.
She has been working with the Fox News team for the past month, reach Producer Fox Younat Freeling.
– She loved music, was funny and kind, says Friling.
He was not in a military facility
Ukraine’s Prosecutor General, Irina Venediktova, announced on Monday that a journalist has been seriously injured and is receiving intensive care. It was later revealed that it was Fox News reporter Benjamin Hall.
He’s still in the hospital. How severe his condition is is unknown.
“We look forward to more news, which we will share with you when we can, about the condition of our Benjamin Hall,” the Fox director says.
The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense reports that Hall lost part of a bone.
– This man was not in a military facility, where Russian officials have always considered a target. And the gun wrote that he was not in a military facility, but he was seriously injured Facebook.
Hall started at Fow News in 2015 and has worked extensively in foreign affairs, according to the BBC.
Others in a short time
In a short time, there will be more journalists who was killed in Ukraine. 50-year-old journalist Brent Renault was in Irbin outside Kyiv when he and colleague Juan Arredondo were shot while sitting in their car on Sunday. Reno succumbed to his injuries, while Arredondo sustained injuries.
He worked on a project on the global refugee crisis on behalf of TIME.
Photojournalist Yvéni Sacon, who worked for the Spanish news agency EFE, was killed in a Russian attack on the TV tower in Kyiv on March 1.
Ukrainian journalist Viktor Dodar was killed outside the city of Mykolaiv in southern Ukraine.
A number of other journalists were wounded in the war, among them HJournalist and photographer from the Danish newspaper Extra Bladet.
Several countries and organizations condemned the attacks on journalists.