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Fox CEO meets Zelenskiy in Kyiv, sending strong signal

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy met Fox Corp CEO Lachlan Murdoch in the Ukrainian capital in what Kyiv said on Monday was a “very important signal” of support at a time when global media attention has shifted from the war in Ukraine.

Media titan Rupert Murdoch’s eldest son is a leading figure in media with a U.S. Republican-leaning audience. His visit comes as concern in Ukraine mounts over the future of vital American military and economic aid with the war with Russia showing no end in sight.

A U.S. presidential election next November could bring the return of Republican Donald Trump, who has been sharply critical of support for Ukraine. There is increasing division over aid for Kyiv in the U.S. Congress.

“The Head of State (Zelenskiy) thanked Lachlan Murdoch for his visit and emphasized that it is a very important signal of support at the time when the world’s attention is blurred by other events,” the president’s office wrote on its website.

His remark appeared to be a reference to Israel’s war in Gaza which has dominated headlines for more than a month and significantly diverted global media attention from the war in Ukraine, which is nearing the 21-month mark this week.

Zelenskiy said it was vital to keep the world’s attention focused on the war in Ukraine.

“For us, for our warriors, this is not a movie. These are our lives. This is daily hard work. And it will not be over as quickly as we would like, but we have no right to give up and we will not,” he was quoted as saying by his office. Reuters

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