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Report: Sky News reporter ambushed and shot by Russian troops while covering Ukraine invasion

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A Sky News correspondent was shot while covering Russia's invasion of Ukraine, according to reports.

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Sky News chief correspondent Stuart Ramsey said that Russian attackers fired on him and his team as they tried to leave the Kyiv area on Monday.

According to a report from the New York Post, Ramsey said that he and his team of five heard an explosion and felt a tire on the vehicle they were traveling in begin to pop and sag.

As the vehicle rolled to a stop, he said, bullets began raining down on the vehicle's windshield, forcing the team to cower in fear.

"We were under full attack," he said. "Bullets cascaded through the whole of the car, tracers, bullet flashes, windscreen glass, plastic seats, the steering wheel and dashboard had disintegrated. It was professional, the rounds kept smashing into the car — they didn't miss."

Ramsey said that he and his team screamed that they were journalists, but the bullets kept on coming.

The report added that Ramsey attempted to flee from the vehicle, and began running toward a nearby embankment for shelter when he was struck in his lower back by a bullet.

One of Ramsey's camera operators, too, was struck by gunfire.

"Our world turned upside down," Ramsey said of the incident. "I do recall wondering if my death was going to be painful."

Ramsey said that he and his team were able to make it to the embankment despite the injuries and were able to gain entry to a nearby building where they awaited rescue.

"The five of us were alive," he recalled. "We couldn't believe it."

Ramsey added, "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.”

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