A British journalist has revealed that he lost half his leg and his other leg in a Russian attack that killed two of his colleagues.
Fox News reporter Benjamin Hall was working with cameraman Pierre Zakarzewski and Ukrainian journalist Oleksandra Kuvshinova when their car was hit by artillery shells fired by Russian troops near Kiev on March 16.
Mr. Zakarzevsky and Mrs. Kuvshinova – who worked as consultants for the channel – Both were killed in the attack.
In addition to losing an organ, Mr. Hall lost most of his hearing and one of his eyesight.
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Speaking for the first time since the attack, Mr Hall tweeted: “In short, I lost half a leg on one side and a leg on the other.
“A hand is being put together, an eye is no longer working, and my hearing has improved a lot. But all in all I feel very lucky to be here – and those who have found me here are amazing!”
He posted a picture of himself sitting in a hospital bed, wearing a bandage and eye patch while explaining the nature of his injury.
Mr Hall also paid tribute to his former colleagues.
“It’s been more than three weeks since the attack in Ukraine and I want to share it all,” he said.
“But first I have to pay tribute to my colleagues Pierre and Sasha who did not do it that day. Pierre and I traveled the world together, working was his pleasure and his pleasure was contagious. Rip. “
Mr Hall was rushed to a Ukrainian hospital but was later able to leave the country.
According to the Ukrainian news website kp.ua, Mr Zakarzevsky and Kuvshinova were killed “by Russian artillery shelling in the northeastern part of the village of Gorenka”.
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They died a few days after American filmmaker Brent Rand Killed in Ukraine After Russian forces opened fire on his car.
The 50-year-old from Arkansas was collecting material for a report on refugees when his car crashed into a checkpoint in Irpin, just outside Kiev.
Meanwhile, Sky News chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay was shot and wounded near Kiev last month on his way to Buchara.
Camera operator Richie McClure fired two rounds into his body armor.