Washington Post opens representative office in Kyiv

The newspaper said the move signals the Post’s long-term commitment to covering Russia’s war against Ukraine.

The bureau will be headed by Isabelle Khurshudyan, Max Berak will be the chief correspondent / photo ua.depositphotos.com
The bureau will be headed by Isabelle Khurshudyan, Max Berak will be the chief correspondent / photo ua.depositphotos.com

The American newspaper  The Washington Post is setting up its bureau in Kiev.

The representative office of the newspaper will be headed by Isabelle Khurshudyan, and Max Berak will become the chief correspondent, according to the website of the newspaper.

The move is said to signal the Post’s long-term commitment to covering Russia’s war against Ukraine as it continues to be this year’s top story.

“For many months, the Post devoted considerable resources to covering the tensions on the Russian-Ukrainian border, which were intensifying and eventually further Russian invasion,” said Foreign Affairs Editor Douglas Jehl.

“As the war enters its protracted phase, the Bureau will enable us to report intensively directly from the field and ensure that we continue to provide the quality and authoritative journalism that readers around the world rely on,” he added.

Former Moscow bureau correspondent Khurshudyan has been reporting in Ukraine since January, while Verak, the former head of the Nairobi bureau, has been working in Ukraine for two months.

They will lead a team of Ukrainian reporter David Stern, as well as correspondents, photographers and video journalists who will come on rotation.

(C)UNIAN 2022

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