Benjamin Hall, a Fox News reporter who was serious Injured After being shot outside the city of Kiev while reporting on the war in Ukraine, he said he felt “very lucky” to be alive despite losing limbs in the conflict.
“In short, I have lost half a leg on one side and one leg on the other. One hand tied together, one eye not working, my hearing is fine… but overall I feel so lucky to be here – the people who brought me here are amazing! ”Hall Has tweeted that Thursday evening with his photo.
Hall was wearing an eye patch in his left eye while smiling from his hospital bed.
On March 14 Hall was traveling inside a vehicle Cinematographer and friend Pierre Zakhrzevsky, 55, and Ukrainian fixer, journalist Oleksandra Kuvshinova, 24When Russian troops opened fire on the car.
Fox News confirmed that Zakrzewski and Kuvshynova died of their injuries. Hall was expelled from the country and Was carried He underwent several surgeries for injuries to a hospital in Texas.
In another tweet on Thursday, Hall paid tribute to his two colleagues, along with a photo of Zakrzevsky, who was a close friend of the journalist.
“It’s been more than three weeks since the attack in Ukraine and I wanted to share everything. But first I have to pay tribute to my colleagues Pierre and Sasha who did not win that day,” he said. Wrote. “Pierre and I traveled the world together, his pleasure at work and his pleasure was contagious. Tear.”
Zakrzewski is a senior conflict photographer who has worked for Fox in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. According to FNC CEO Suzanne Scott, Afghans who worked for Fox News during the US military campaign in Afghanistan helped flee after the Taliban seized control.
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