Stuart Ramsay Wiki – Biography
Stuart Ramsay is Sky News chief correspondent; he and his team were shot in an ambush in Kyiv. The British journalist covering the war in Ukraine has been shot and wounded after coming under fire in Kyiv.
Sky News chief correspondent Ramsay and his four colleagues were driving back to the Ukrainian capital when ambushed.
As they tried to escape from the car, a bullet hit Ramsay in his lower back while camera operator Richie Mockler took two rounds to his body armour.
They were told a Russian reconnaissance unit was behind the attack.
Russian forces have stepped up their bombardment recently, with heavy shelling and attacks on high-rise apartment buildings, a clinic, and a hospital on Friday.
His age is unclear.
The attack on the Sky News crew took place on Monday, as they returned to Kyiv after calling off a trip to another town because it was unsafe.
The team fled the car while still under fire and hid inside a factory building before being rescued by Ukrainian police.
Recalling the events, Ramsay said there was a small explosion out of nowhere; the car came to a stop, and rounds of bullets began smashing into the car.
Sky News team's harrowing account of their violent ambush in Ukraine this week https://t.co/VOUf4dUfTT
— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 4, 2022
“We knew we had to get out to survive, but the incoming fire was intense,” he said.
Two producers got out first, followed by another producer, and then Ramsay and the camera operator.
“I do recall wondering if my death was going to be painful. And then I was hit in the lower back. ‘I’ve been hit,’ I shouted.
“But what amazed me was that it didn’t hurt that bad. It was more like being punched, really.”
Ramsay, who is now back in the UK, added: “It was strange, but I felt very calm. I managed to put my helmet on and was about to attempt my escape when I stopped and reached back into a shelf in the door and retrieved my phone and press card, unbelievably.
“Richie says I then got out of the car and stood up, before jogging to the edge of the embankment and then started running. I lost my balance and fell to the bottom, landing like a sack of potatoes, cutting my face. My armour and helmet almost certainly saved me.”
Ramsay said: “The point is we were very lucky. But thousands of Ukrainians are dying, and families are being targeted by Russian hit squads just as we were, driving along in a family saloon and attacked. This war gets worse by the day.”