London: Lachlan Murdoch, the brand new chairman of Information Corp, has met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv in an indication his world media empire will proceed to throw its weight behind the war-torn nation’s battle towards Russia.
The president’s workplace mentioned the eldest son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who formally took management of the corporate final week, travelled to Ukraine on the weekend alongside Fox Information journalist Benjamin Corridor and The Solar’s Jerome Starkey.
Corridor, who in early 2022 was severely injured whereas he reported from Ukraine, additionally met with service members who assisted in his evacuation. Cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski and Ukrainian fixer Oleksandra Kuvshynova have been killed whereas Corridor misplaced each ft, a leg and an eye fixed.
The youthful Murdoch, whose father described him final week as “a believer within the social goal of journalism”, was in March reported to have beforehand spoken with Zelensky and different Ukrainian authorities officers through Zoom.
The Ukrainian president mentioned Murdoch’s go to despatched “crucial sign” at a time when some worldwide media consideration is shifting away from the battle in Ukraine.
Virtually 21 months since Vladimir Putin’s invasion, which more and more seems to be locked in bloody stalemate, Ukrainians concern lack of assist within the West as the worldwide gaze shifts to the Israel-Hamas battle.
“For some motive, folks deal with it like a film and anticipate that there will probably be no lengthy pauses within the occasions, that the image earlier than their eyes will at all times change, that there will probably be some surprises daily,” Zelensky mentioned in a press release.
“However for us, for our warriors, this isn’t a film. These are our lives. That is day by day onerous work. And it’ll not be over as shortly as we wish, however now we have no proper to surrender and we is not going to.”