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Sky News reporter shot while reporting in Kyiv

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Mehr Ali Altaf
Mehr Ali Altaf
Mehr Ali is a young bilingual journalist from Afghanistan working for the English language version of Khaama Press online. His main responsibility include researching and writing news reports for the sports, tech and entertainment sections.

A team of Sky News journalists came under fire while reporting in Kyiv this week – with one reporter and one camera operator both being hit by bullets. 

The team, who were in a car, were out reporting on the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine when they heard gunfire, shortly before the car was peppered with shots. 

In the shocking footage, bullets rain down on the car causing the windscreen to break – amid the chaos the team shouts to the shooters that they are journalists.

Chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay was hit in the lower back by a bullet, while camera operator Richie Mockler was hit twice – thankfully, the shots were stopped by his body armor. 

Speaking about the attack, Ramsay said: “The first round cracked the windscreen… Camera operator Richie Mockler huddled into the front passenger footwell. Then we were under full attack.

“Bullets cascaded through the whole of the car… the steering wheel and dashboard had disintegrated. I do recall wondering if my death was going to be painful.”

He went on: “Richie was shouting to me, but I can’t really remember much.

“I do recall wondering if my death was going to be painful.

“And then I was hit in the lower back. “I’ve been hit!” I shouted.”

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