(FiveNation.com)- To mark the first anniversary of the death of Fox News photojournalist Pierre Zakrzewski and Ukrainian journalist Oleksandra Kuvshynova, Fox Corporation donated another $1 million to the American Red Cross.
Pierre Zakrzewski and Oleksandra Kuvshynova were killed in Ukraine when their vehicle was hit by incoming fire near Kyiv in the early weeks of the invasion. Fox News foreign correspondent Benjamin Hall was severely wounded in the attack but survived.
In a statement on Tuesday, Fox Executive Chairman and CEO Lachlan Murdoch said the $1 million donation in honor of Zakrzewski and Kuvshynova would go to supporting the Red Cross’s “efforts to provide humanitarian relief” to the Ukrainian people as well as the neighboring countries affected by the war.
Murdoch expressed the gratitude of the “entire FOX family” that Benjamin Hall had returned to the studio again this week and said they will always “carry the memory” of Zakrzewski and Kuvshynova “in our hearts.”
Benjamin Hall’s memoir, “Saved: A War Reporter’s Mission to Make it Home,” was released last month.
During an interview on Fox & Friends in February, Hall credited Pierre Zakrzewski for inspiring him to survive after their vehicle was hit. He said he and Zakrzewski kept talking to each other for 40 minutes before Pierre passed away. According to Hall, that gave him the strength to go on.
After the attack, Hall was evacuated to Poland. He then spent months recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center outside of San Antonio, Texas. Hall lost half of one leg as well as his other foot in the attack.
In a statement marking the somber anniversary on Tuesday, Fox President Jay Wallace and CEO Suzanne Scott said the months following the tragic attack were “nothing short of extraordinary.” They lauded the “triumph, perseverance, and incredible humanity” of all those who helped in the “miraculous rescue and recovery” of Benjamin Hall.