‘Save Our Allies’ helps save Fox News correspondent Benjamin Hall from behind enemy lines in Ukraine

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“Save Our Allies” is the nonprofit that helped rescue Fox News correspondent Benjamin Hall after being seriously injured in an attack in Ukraine, behind enemy lines.


Group co-founder Sarah Verardo joined “America’s Newsroom” Monday to discuss the mission that eventually brought Hall to safety after the attack.

“We have people on our team who are willing to go to any lengths to protect them from evil,” Verardo told co-host Dana Perino. “And especially when we got that call for help from Fox, we couldn’t act fast enough to mobilize a multinational effort to secure Ben’s extraction from a very dangerous battleground.”

To get Hall out of the combat zone, the group worked with the Pentagon and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, along with the Polish and Ukrainian military. Verardo said the effort on the ground was led by a “special operations and intelligence veteran” as the team ensured Hall was stabilized during transport and supervised by military medical personnel.

Benjamin Hall (L) and Pierre Zakrzewski (R)
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Verardo and others founded the organization in August in an effort to rescue the most vulnerable trapped behind enemy lines.

“It was because we knew it was saving, protecting and preserving human lives even if our own government wouldn’t do it,” Verardo said. “We felt this moral obligation to our wartime allies and it didn’t just happen in Afghanistan and continues to do so, but now we are doing the work to save our allies in Ukraine.”

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Journalist Oleksandra “Sasha” Kuvshinova, pictured second from right, who served as a consultant to Fox News on the ground during the Russian invasion.


Hall was injured in the same attack outside Kiev that killed Fox News cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski and journalist Oleksandra “Sasha” Kuvshynova. Hall is cared for at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.

Kuvshynova was only 24 years old and served as a consultant, helping crews navigate Kiev and the surrounding area, while gathering information and speaking to sources.

Zakrzewski, a Fox News legend who covered nearly every international story during a storied tenure, was just 55 years old. Last year, he played a key role in removing Afghan freelance workers and their families from the country after the US withdrawal. In December, Zakrzewski received the “Unsung Hero” award at the FOX News Media Spotlight Awards.

Visit their website to help Save Our Allies with their efforts in Ukraine.

Brian Flood of Fox News contributed to this report.

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