The war in Ukraine has dominated headlines around the world after Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion of the country last Thursday, following months of heavy military build-up on the border.
Reuters first-hand reporting from the frontline in Ukraine, as well as Moscow, Washington, Brussels and beyond, alongside its deep analysis of the fast-moving global implications surrounding the invasion has been delivered to thousands of customers around the world with accuracy and speed.
The depth and breadth of coverage from Reuters includes: live shots from the heart of Kiev, frontline reporting from Kharkiv, extensive coverage of the aftermath of the first Russian attacks, exclusive footage of the first refugees streaming into Poland and Romania, personal stories from the people impacted on the ground and in-depth analysis of the impact on businesses and markets. Reuters Breakingviews columnists have analysed the economic, financial and corporate fallout from the attacks, looking at the broader reverberations from Western sanctions, the fate of Russia’s economy, how Europe can kick its dependence on Russian gas, and why sanctions on Russia are a dry run for possible future showdown with China.
On the first day of Russia’s invasion, Reuters global customer base used more Reuters footage than on any single day in more than two years. In addition, social views of Reuters video topped 347 million views last week, one of the highest levels seen on a running story.
Reuters is working closely to help combat misinformation about the Ukraine invasion and verify authentic imagery posted to social media. According to Reuters Fact Check, many posts on social media claiming to pertain to the current conflict in Ukraine are in fact videos and photos of different events in other regions that happened several years ago.
Meanwhile, Reuters Events is launching a pop-up event, ‘The Reuters Briefing Room,’ on Thursday 3 March, comprising an editorial panel of Reuters editors to discuss the latest in Ukraine and the global and market repercussions.
With 2,500 journalists in 200 locations, Reuters is uniquely able to explore all the angles, with reporters in the region and specialist journalists around the world bringing global and local expertise. For more Reuters coverage across pictures, text and video, visit Reuters Connect.
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Kayley. Rogers @TR. com