Poynter’s Morning Update on Ukraine and Russia

The Poynter Report with Tom Jones:

Frightening account of a brutal war

Here’s the chilling lede in a story Monday by The Associated Press’ Mstyslav Chernov:

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — The Russians were hunting us down. They had a list of names, including ours, and they were closing in.

We were the only international journalists left in the Ukrainian city, and we had been documenting its siege by Russian troops for more than two weeks. We were reporting inside the hospital when gunmen began stalking the corridors. Surgeons gave us white scrubs to wear as camouflage.

Update on the News About Ukraine and Russia

From The Poynter Report with Tom Jones:

President Zelensky effectively uses media to get out his message

He has given powerful speeches to leaders in the U.S. and across Europe. He has done intimate interviews from undisclosed locations. He has made emotional pleas while showing immense courage.

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky continues to effectively get his important message out to the world — all while leading his country against one of the biggest armies on the planet, an army that is destroying his country by attacking its citizens and everything and everyone else in its path.