Fox News reporter Benjamin Hall reveals injuries he sustained in Ukraine

Fox News reporter Benjamin Hall, who was badly injured During the bombing of March 14 outside Kyiv He killed two of his colleaguesHe published his first update on the extent of his injuries in two social media posts on Thursday evening.

“In short, I lost half a leg on one side and a foot on the other,” said Hall, a State Department correspondent who was on the ground in Ukraine covering the Russian invasion. “One hand is put together, one eye is no longer working, my hearing is pretty stunned…but overall I feel very lucky to be here.” He shared a photo of himself wearing heavy bandages and wearing a patch over his left eye.

He also paid tribute to veteran Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrevsky and the network’s Ukrainian aide, Oleksandra Kovchinova, who were killed. Only the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense has yet determined who is responsible for the bombing Attributed to deaths At that time the Russian forces.

“It’s been more than three weeks since the attack in Ukraine and I wanted to start sharing everything,” Hall wrote Thursday night. “But first I must pay tribute to my colleagues Pierre and Sasha who were unsuccessful that day. Pierre and I traveled the world together, work was his joy and his joy was contagious. RIP.”

Hours later, both tweets were deleted, but before that they had been shared on Twitter thousands of times, sending an outpouring of greetings and sympathy. “You’ve been through hell and looking pretty good,” wrote Jonathan Carle, president of ABC News in Washington, “BenjaminHallFNC.” “I can’t wait to see you again on air.” Clarissa Ward, CNN’s chief international correspondent, shared Hall’s update and wrote simply, “Courage.”

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Kovchinova, 24, worked as a consultant for the network in Ukraine, while Zakrevsky, 55, helped Fox News cover conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria during his long career. Several New York-based Fox News executives recently attended the funeral and wake of Zakrewski, an Irish national, in Dublin.

Fox News has not previously released details about the severity of Hall’s injuries, but initially said on March 14 that he would need to be hospitalized. The team came under fire while reporting from a car in Horenka, outside Kyiv. Two days later, Fox News CEO Susan Scott told employees that Hole was “safe” and was driven out of the country.

Hall was transferred to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany and eventually to a military medical center in Texas. “Ben is receiving excellent care as he continues to recover from his serious injuries after multiple surgeries,” Scott tell the staff On March 25th.

Hall has worked for Fox News since 2015 and is primarily based in Washington, D.C., according to his company biography. It was Extracted from Ukraine With the help of a group called Save Our Allies and Fox News Pentagon reporter Jennifer Griffin.

Fox News did not immediately respond to inquiries Friday morning.

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