In addition to the conversation with Mr. Lachlan Murdoch, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky also spoke with Fox News reporter Benjamin Hall and journalist Jerome Starkey of the newspaper. The Sun.
The President of Ukraine said that Kiev would receive intelligence every time Russia planned to assassinate him. Ukraine’s leader accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of being behind at least five plans to assassinate him.
After many times, Mr. Zelensky only considered assassination threats as light as having COVID-19. “The first time was quite interesting, the next time it was just like having COVID-19,” Mr. Zelensky told the newspaper The Sun.
Mr. Zelensky also accused the Kremlin of helping the Islamist movement Hamas carry out attacks on Israel, and warned that the war in Ukraine could lead to World War III.
As the son of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, Mr. Lachlan Murdoch inherited his father’s media empire, controlling one of the most influential media networks in the world.
According to the newspaper TelegraphMr. Murdoch came to Kiev in the context of the Ukrainian president calling on the press to pay more attention to the war in Ukraine.
Reuters news agency said that Mr. Murdoch’s visit to Kiev was an extremely important signal of support.
Posting on his website, Mr. Zelensky thanked reporters around the world for attracting support for Ukraine and efforts to combat false information from Russia.
“This is a hybrid war, information is also a weapon in Russia’s hands,” Mr. Zelensky said.
“I send my sincere condolences to the families and friends of the brave men and women who died trying to report what is happening in Ukraine,” Mr. Zelensky added.
Mr. Zelensky also awarded Fox News reporter Hall the Medal of Merit, third class, in recognition of the British journalist’s courageous actions. Mr. Hall is credited with risking his life to report on the war in Ukraine.
Reporter Hall (41 years old) was injured by shelling while reporting on fighting near the capital Kiev in March 2022. Meanwhile, two other colleagues of Mr. Hall, reporter Pierre Zakrzewski and Ukrainian producer Oleksandra Kuvshynova, were killed.