Fox News reporter injured near Kiev — Analysis

Benjamin Hall is now in intensive care. However, little information about the event has been released.

Fox News’ Benjamin Hall sustained injuries Monday as he was reporting from Kiev, Ukraine. The news network and Ukraine’s Prosecutor General confirmed the incident, with both saying he has since been hospitalized. It was not immediately known what the circumstances of his injuries were.

“Earlier today, our correspondent Benjamin Hall was injured while newsgathering outside of Kyiv in Ukraine,”A memo was sent Monday afternoon to Fox employees. “We have a minimal level of details right now, but Ben is hospitalized and our teams on the ground are working to gather additional information.”

Ukrainian Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova posted a picture of Hall’s press credentials to Facebook and confirmed that the American reporter had been taken to the hospital, where he was in “intensive care under the supervision of doctors.” Venediktova did not directly blame Russian forces for Hall’s injuries, but called his wounding a “war crime,”And called on “the leaders of the civilized world” to impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine – a decision that would bring NATO powers into direct conflict with Russia and, in the words of US President Joe Biden, would lead to “the third World War.”

Hall isn’t known exactly where he was at the moment of being injured or what caused him to sustain his injuries.

Announcing Hall’s situation during a broadcast of ‘America Reports’ on Monday, Fox anchor  John Roberts issued “a reminder, of course, this is in a war zone, that information changes very quickly and we are working as hard as possible to get the best information that we possibly can and get all the details on what has happened.”

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It happened just days after Brent Renaud (an American reporter for the New York Times) was gunned down in Irpen near Kiev. The details of Renaud’s death are murky. The shooting was blamed by Ukrainian authorities on Russian soldiers, however the incident occurred near a checkpoint that was manned Ukrainian troops.

Russian troops have entered Kiev, but not into the city. Civilians in the settlements around the capital have fled en masse, and Renaud’s colleague – a Colombian-American photographer named Juan Arredondo – told journalists that the pair were in Irpen to film the flow of refugees out of the city. Arredondo sustained injuries in the accident.

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