US newspaper the Washington Post opens a bureau in Kyiv

11 May, 06:33 PM
The Washington Post is opening a bureau in Kyiv (Photo:mob mob/flickr.com)

The Washington Post is opening a bureau in Kyiv (Photo:mob mob/flickr.com)

U.S. newspaper the Washington Post has said it is opening a new bureau in Kyiv, to be headed by Isabelle Khurshudyan.

Max Berak will become the chief correspondent of the Ukrainian bureau, the Washington Post statement says.

This move signals the Post's long-term commitment to covering Russia's war in Ukraine as it will continue to be this year's top story.

“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 the Washington Post’s foreign editor, Douglas Jehl.

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“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 bureau correspondent, Isabelle Khurshudyan has been consistently reporting in Ukraine since January, and Max Berak has been working in Ukraine for two months.

They will lead a team of reporters including David Stern, as well as other reporters, photographers and video journalists working on a rotating basis. 

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