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The Washington Post opens office in Kyiv

11.05.2022, 15:59
Photo credits: GETTY IMAGES / BBC
Photo credits: GETTY IMAGES / BBC

The Washington Post is setting up a new office in Kyiv, headed by Isabel Khurshudyan.

This was announced on the publication's website.

Max Berak is to become the Ukrainian office's chief correspondent.

According to the newspaper, this move signals Post's long-term commitment to covering russia's war in Ukraine, as it will continue to be the main story this year.

"For many months, The Post has dedicated significant resources to covering the increasing tensions along Ukraine’s Russian border and, ultimately, the ensuing Russian invasion," said Foreign Editor Douglas Jehl. "As the war enters a prolonged phase, this bureau will allow us to maintain our intensive on-the-ground reporting and ensure that we continue to deliver the distinctive and authoritative journalism that readers around the world count on us for."

Former moscow office correspondent Isabel Khurshudyan has been reporting in Ukraine since January, and Max Berak, former head of Nairobi office, has been working in Ukraine for two months.

Photo: Marvin Joseph and Bonnie Jo Mount / TWP

They will lead a team that includes Ukrainian reporter David Stern as well as reporters, photographers and video journalists who will be coming to Ukraine on rotation basis.

You can contact the Washington Post in Ukraine at: [email protected].

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