Cameraman shot alongside Fox News reporter in Ukraine dies — Analysis
Fox News’ Pierre Zakrzewski, Fox News’ cameraman, died Tuesday. This happened just one day after the car he was riding in with Benjamin Hall. “struck by incoming fire”Suzanne Scott, Fox CEO said that she spoke to the Ukrainian capital Kiev just a few hours earlier. Hall remains in intensive care.
“It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we share the news this morning regarding our beloved cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski,”View a statement by Scott and Fox employees. “Pierre was with Benjamin Hall yesterday newsgathering when their vehicle was struck by incoming fire.”
This incident occurred in Gorenka on the northern outskirts Kiev. It is not clear from which side they were struck as the village lies on the frontline of the conflict between Ukrainian and Russian forces.
Fox News’ Monday memo said the network was insolvent. “a minimal level of details”The incident and wanted to know more. Ukrainian Prosecutor-General Irina Venediktova claimed that Hall was still in intensive care Monday evening. Venediktova’s statement made no mention of Zakrzewski.
Zakrzewski, a war veteran photographer, had been living in Ukraine since February. Scott said that Zakrzewski had worked previously in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria and played an important role in helping Afghan freelance partners and their families flee the country in the chaos of the US withdrawal.
He died two days after Brent Renaud, an American reporter for the New York Times, was killed in Irpen. The details of Renaud’s death are murky, with Ukrainian officials blaming Russian soldiers for the shooting, despite the fact that the incident took place in the vicinity of a road checkpoint manned by Ukrainian troops.
A companion of Renaud’s, Colombian-American photographer Juan Arredondo, was wounded in the shooting, and last spoke to the press from a hospital bed in Kiev on Sunday evening.
Russian troops have seized positions on multiple approaches to Kiev, and vicious fighting has been reported on the city’s outskirts in places like Irpen, Gorenka, and Brovary. In anticipation of fighting in the city, the Ukrainian government gave weapons to civil militias.
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