KIEV (RockedBuzz through Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy met Fox Corp Chief Executive Lachlan Murdoch in the Ukrainian capital in what Kiev stated on Monday was a “very important sign” of assist at a time of worldwide media consideration has moved on from the warfare in Ukraine.
The eldest son of media titan Rupert Murdoch is a distinguished determine in the media with a Republican-leaning American viewers. His go to comes as concern grows in Ukraine over the way forward for very important American navy and financial help with the warfare with Russia exhibiting no finish in sight.
The US presidential election subsequent November may result in the return of Republican Donald Trump, who has been extremely vital of assist for Ukraine. The division over help to Kiev is rising in the US Congress.
“The head of state (Zelenskiy) thanked Lachlan Murdoch for his visit and stressed that this is a very important sign of support at a time when the world’s attention is overshadowed by other events,” wrote the Office of the President on its web site.
His comment gave the impression to be a reference to Israel’s warfare in Gaza, which has dominated headlines for greater than a month and has considerably diverted international media consideration from the warfare in Ukraine, which is approaching the 21-year mark this week. months.
Zelenskiy stated it was essential to maintain the world’s consideration targeted on the warfare in Ukraine.
“For us, for our warriors, this isn’t a film. These are our lives. This is difficult every day work. And it is not going to finish as rapidly as we wish, however we have now no proper to surrender and we is not going to.”, he reportedly stated from his workplace.
Zelenskiy stated Fox News journalist Benjamin Hall, who was severely injured whereas protecting the warfare in Ukraine final yr, and The Sun journalist Jerome Starkey have been additionally invited to the assembly with Murdoch.
Hall was amongst a gaggle of Fox News journalists who got here beneath Russian fireplace in the spring of 2022. Cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski and Ukrainian fixer Oleksandra Kuvshynova have been killed.
The Ukrainian assertion stated Zelenskiy awarded the Order of Merit to Hall who was proven standing on a prosthetic limb whereas shaking Zelenskiy’s hand.
Lachlan Murdoch has been named sole chairman of News Corp and can proceed as chairman and chief government of Fox Corp, the businesses stated in September, settling for now the query of succession in one of many world’s strongest media empires.
(Reporting by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)