A Fox Information cameraman and a Ukrainian journalist touring with him had been killed on Monday in Ukraine when their automobile got here underneath fireplace exterior Kyiv, in keeping with the community and Ukrainian authorities.
The cameraman, Mr. Zakrzewski, 55, and the Ukrainian journalist, Oleksandra Kuvshynova, had been touring in the identical automobile because the Fox Information correspondent Benjamin Corridor, who was additionally injured within the assault within the city of Horenka. Mr. Corridor remained hospitalized in Ukraine; Fox Information has not shared further particulars about his situation.
Mr. Zakrzewski was a veteran reporter at Fox Information who reported from many conflict zones. He had been reporting for the community in Ukraine since February.
Ms. Kuvshynova was an area journalist working with the Fox Information reporting staff. The Ukrainian inside ministry confirmed her loss of life.
Suzanne Scott, the chief government of Fox Information Media, wrote in a memo to the community’s employees that it was “a heartbreaking day.”
“Pierre was a conflict zone photographer who lined almost each worldwide story for Fox Information from Iraq to Afghanistan to Syria throughout his lengthy tenure with us,” Ms. Scott wrote.
“His skills had been huge, and there wasn’t a job that he didn’t soar in to assist with within the subject — from photographer to engineer to editor to producer — and he did all of it underneath immense stress with large ability. He was profoundly dedicated to telling the story, and his bravery, professionalism and work ethic had been famend amongst journalists at each media outlet.”
The director common of the U.N. Instructional, Scientific and Cultural Group, Audrey Azoulay, on Tuesday condemned the assault that led to the journalists’ deaths. “Journalists have a essential position in offering info throughout a battle, and will by no means be focused,” she wrote. “I name for the respect of worldwide humanitarian requirements, to make sure that journalists and media employees are protected.”
On Sunday, the American filmmaker and journalist Brent Renaud, 50, was shot and killed whereas reporting in a suburb of Kyiv.
Mr. Zakrzewski, who was based mostly in London, additionally assisted Fox Information in its efforts final yr to extract its Afghan employees members from Afghanistan after the Taliban took management of the nation.
“Pierre was a continuing in all of our worldwide protection,” Jay Wallace, the president of Fox Information, wrote within the memo. “I, like numerous others, all the time felt an additional sense of reassurance when arriving on the scene and seeing him with digicam in hand. The legacy of his constructive spirit, boundless vitality and eye for the story will keep it up.”
Trey Yingst, one other Fox Information international correspondent who’s reporting from Ukraine, posted a photograph on Twitter of himself and Mr. Zakrzewski.