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Irish Cameraman & Ukrainian Journalist Killed In Ukraine

File image: Pierre Zakrzewski via @SaintConleths/Twitter

Hit with incoming fire in the village of Horenka, outside of Kyiv

Irishman Pierre Zakrzewski has been described as brave and heroic by those who knew him.

Pierre & his colleague, Oleksandra 'Sasha' Kuvshynova were killed after the vehicle they were travelling in, was hit with incoming fire in Horenka, a village just outside of Kyiv, while reporting for American network Fox News.

24 year-old Ms. Kuvshynova worked as a consultant in Ukraine for Fox News, while Mr. Zakrzewski worked as a cameraman.

55 year-old, Pierre was a former student of St. Conleth's College, secondary school in Dublin - graduating in 1984.

He is survived by his wife Michelle, his mother, Maire-Ange Zakrzewska, and his five siblings.

Two of his brothers and his mother live in Ireland.

In a statement on Twitter Michael D Higgins, said he had offered his deepest sympathies to Mr. Zakrzewski family.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he was “deeply disturbed and saddened by the killing".

Foreign Correspondent with the LA Times, Marcus Yam, became close with Pierre when the pair covered the conflict in Afghanistan:

Stephen O'Dea, a friend of Pierre's, said he had been in touch only a few days ago:

Sasha & Pierre's Fox News colleague, Lucas Tomlinson paid tribute to the pair on Twitter:


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