As Russia-Ukraine tensions mount with Russian President Vladimir Putin declaring “military action” in Ukraine, specifically marking the start of a war, the world is witnessing a massive crisis of mass magnitude. On Twitter, a video is going viral where you can see a reporter from Kyiv donating his flak jacket and helmet alive on the air after the group heard the explosions in the distance. The moment, many have felt, reflects what is coming. The reporter in the video is CNN global correspondent Matthew Chance, a 21-year-old veteran of the news agency. The video was shared by his CNN colleague Brian Stelter, the group’s senior correspondent, on Twitter.
As Chance wears a flak jacket and helmet over the air, he seems to break his microphone at one point but manages to fight with it for the rest of the traffic. Anchor Don Lemon was in the theater while Chance reported from Kyiv.
This is the time when international journalist Matthew Chance, a 21-year-old CNN veteran, put his flak jacket and helmet alive in the air pic.twitter.com/sbj5Fao5uJ– Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) March 24, 2022
The moment Chance heard the explosion go off after him was re-recorded in live footage.
“Thanks to journalists who put their lives on the line to bring us news in the comfort of our living room. You guys don’t get enough credit, ”one Twitter user wrote.
I thank the reporters who put their lives on the lines to bring us news for the comfort of our apartment. You guys don’t get enough credit.— Donald J. Turncoat (@Ddumpsterfire) March 24, 2022
This is a war. I beg all journalists, no censorship, the world needs to see the value of that war, explain what it means for people to fight for their freedom, this is not the only story in Making it a modern reality. My generation has never seen such a powerful war. 🙏🏼🇺🇦— m. (@ emc0827) March 24, 2022
TY to every reporter who puts themselves at risk to get the facts right. Praying for all ppl- imaocgirl (@imaocgirl) March 24, 2022
It is for a time like this that the word “aplomb” was created. What an amazing job.— Elizabeth Evans (@Wallacewriter) March 24, 2022
Explosions have been heard in two Ukrainian cities and there have been online attacks on government sites. President Vladimir Putin announced a “military operation” in Ukraine on Thursday and called on the military there to withdraw its arms, in defiance of Western aggression and international pleas not to declare war.
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