(PresidentialHill.com)- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy recently paid tribute to journalist Greta Van Susteren for drawing world attention to Russian atrocities in the ongoing war through a Newsmax series.
Zelenskyy announced this week that he was awarding her the Order of Merit, III degree for her in-depth and rigorous project, “Putin’s Atrocities: Horror in Ukraine,” after it aired last week on her late-night Newsmax show, “The Record.” With Greta Van Susteren.”
The series offered an unflinching look at the terror unleashed by Russian forces since President Vladimir Putin launched a surprise invasion of Ukraine on February 24.
Over five days, the series featured detailed reports, interviews, and sit-downs with notables, including America’s Rep. Ukraine, Kurt Volker; Former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko; Nathan Sales, former Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights; and other authorities on war crimes, foreign policy, and more. Much of the mainstream media has focused on arms and the billions in financial aid the global community has given Ukraine to deter Moscow’s aggression.
Van Susteren’s series took a different tack, exploring the brutality displayed by Putin’s forces. Intriguing sections looked at reports of military torture and death, allegations of war crimes by Moscow, and the Kremlin’s campaign of terror against women and children in Ukraine.
Van Susteren, who has traveled to Ukraine several times to witness the devastation firsthand, is grateful for the honor and the opportunity to tell the important story of the war in Ukraine.” I have seen this war with my own eyes from the ground in Ukraine,” she said on Tuesday. “Once you see it with your own eyes, you can’t turn your back on what the world needs to know, especially the atrocities. This is why I’m at Newsmax — the opportunity to do these important stories with great colleagues.”
Van Susteren is a highly experienced journalist and breaking news anchor who has traveled the world – including hot spots like Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, North Korea, Sudan, and Ukraine. A veteran of outlets including MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News, she joined Newsmax on June 14 as the host of “The Record With Greta Van Susteren.
Her show airs on weekdays at 6 pm. ET.
Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy said Newsmax is “honored that President Zelenskyy and the government of Ukraine have recognized our lead news anchor for her work.”
“Greta Van Susteren has proven herself to be a journalist’s journalist by fearlessly reporting the truth and often going into the field to do so,” Ruddy added.