Lindsey Hilsum is Channel 4 News International Editor, and has covered many of the conflicts of recent years including in Syria, Ukraine and the Arab Spring.
She was in Baghdad for the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, and in Belgrade for the 1999 NATO bombing. In 1994, she was the only English-speaking correspondent in Rwanda when the genocide began.
She has won awards from the Royal Television Society and BAFTA amongst others, and received the 2017 Patron’s Medal from the Royal Geographical Society.
She has just published a biography: “In Extremis - the Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin”.
Her last book, “Sandstorm; Libya in the Time of Revolution”, was described by the Observer as “an account with historical depth to match dramatic reportage.”
The first Russian soldier to be tried for war crimes has appeared in a court in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv today.
While Europe rushes to shore up its defences and maintain a united front against Russia, in Ukraine the long weeks of conflict show no sign of coming to an end.
As President Putin commemorated the end of a war 77 years ago, the war he started in Ukraine less than three months back rages on with no end in sight.
Lindsey Hilsum is in Zaporizhzhia where the last civilians evacuated from the Azovstal steel plant are due to arrive.
While Western governments help Ukraine resist Russian forces by pouring in weapons, the reality on the frontline is brutal. Russia is pummelling Ukrainian soldiers in the east with heavy artillery.
Lindsey Hilsum is in Pokrovsk in the eastern Donetsk region.
Russia is complaining the West is stuffing Ukraine with weapons, but for people here what worries them is the weapons coming in from the other side. We spoke to the governor of the Donetsk Region, Pavlo Kyrylenko, and asked him what he thought was the greatest danger for the people in Donetsk.
Fighting is continuing to rage in Ukraine – there are reports of a heavy assault by Russian forces on the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, with the city’s mayor claiming more than 30 children are still inside. While 21 people were reported killed by Russian attacks in the Donetsk region yesterday. We reported from Pokrovsk…
We are in the eastern Ukrainian city of Pokrovsk and spoke to the Donetsk governor Pavlo Kyrylenko.
Ukraine’s underground stations aren’t just for trains now, they are bomb shelters, bunkers and even comedy venues.
The US President Joe Biden has requested that Congress approve a huge $33 billion package for Ukraine.
As the row over gas intensifies, Russian forces have continued their offensive in the east and in the south of Ukraine.
International editor Lindsey Hilsum has been to the village of Kam’yanske around 15km from the frontline. Many residents there are refusing to leave, despite frequent shelling by the Russians.
There has been an explosion in Russia at an oil facility in the Bryansk region.
In Ukraine today they marked Orthodox Easter.