Fox News correspondent Benjamin Hall has been “seriously injured” in Ukraine near the capital Kyiv, according to multiple media reports.
Hall, a British national, is currently receiving treatment in the emergency room, ex-Ukrainian journalist Victor Kovalenko is reporting.
Kovalenko tweeted: “A couple of hours ago, a foreign journalist (reportedly #British national) was wounded in war-torn #Ukraine and is currently in an ER. His accredit.
“ID from US Congress says he represents US media @FoxNews. Source: Ukr. gen. prosecutor Venediktova.”
Irina Venediktova wrote on Facebook (translated): “Fragmentary fracture of the two lower extremities diagnosis made by Ukrainian doctors to a British journalist.
“At the moment, the journalist is in intensive care under the supervision of doctors.
“The tragedy happened 2 hours ago today.
“I intend to emphasize, in particular, on those war crimes, the victims of which became citizens of our partner states.
“Understand that the question is sensitive, but I count on the fact that the leaders of the civilized world are therefore more likely to dare to make a decision to close the sky.
Fox News journalist injured in Ukraine, network announces https://t.co/xEg3EkJT2d
— Press Gazette (@pressgazette) March 14, 2022
“Understand that statistics from Ukrainian victims, for various reasons, do not push to make important military-political decisions,” Venediktova continued.
“With horror, I imagine what the external world’s reaction to the war in Ukraine might be after some time – unfortunately, such an arranged world.
“Conclusion – only we can protect ourselves.
“Once again, I want to address our partners – a citizen of your state has been in the territory of Ukraine, doing an editorial task.
“His diagnosis is mentioned above.
“This man was not at a military facility, where according to Russian officials, they are constantly targeting.
“Not being at a military facility, he suffered serious injuries.
“Of course, the information about the crime is brought to the EPRD and this procedure will be properly investigated.
“The state of health is unfortunately not our competition.
“I suggest you take action.”
BREAKING: Fox News reporter @BenjaminHallFNC is reportedly seriously injured and in the ER after incident near Kyiv.
Prayers up 🙏🏻 https://t.co/x9lW4JrcJF
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 14, 2022