Fox News reporter Benjamin Hall who was serious wounded After he was shot outside Kyiv while covering the war in Ukraine, he said he feels “very lucky” to be alive despite losing his limbs.
“To sum it up, I’ve lost half of my leg on one side and my foot on the other. One hand is put together, one eye no longer works, my hearing is pretty stunned…but overall I feel very lucky to be here – and the people who got me here are amazing ! ” Hall chirp With a picture of him Thursday evening.
Hall placed an eye patch over his left eye as he smiled from the hospital bed.
Hall was traveling in a car on March 14 next to him Photographer and friend Pierre Zakrevsky, 55, and Ukrainian reformer, journalist Oleksandra Kovchinova, 24When Russian forces opened fire on the car.
Fox News confirmed that Zakrevsky and Kovchinova died of their injuries. Hole was evacuated from the country and Transfer To a hospital in Texas where he underwent several surgeries for his injuries.
Hall paid his respects to his colleagues in another tweet Thursday with a photo of Zakrzewski, who is reported to be a close friend of the journalist.
“It has been more than three weeks since the attack in Ukraine and I wanted to start sharing everything. But first I want to pay tribute to my colleagues Pierre and Sasha who were unsuccessful on that day” books. “Pierre and I traveled the world together, work was his delight and his joy was contagious. RIP”
Zakrzewski was a veteran conflict photographer, who worked for Fox in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. He helped Afghans who worked for Fox News during the US military campaign in Afghanistan escape after the Taliban took control, according to Susan Scott, chief executive of the Federal National Council.
“Amateur organizer. Wannabe beer evangelist. General web fan. Certified internet ninja. Avid reader.”