AP Fires Reporter Over Ukraine Missile Story Blamed On Russia

KYIV, UKRAINE - NOVEMBER 16: A hole in the wall of residential building caused by hit of missile fragments on November 16, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Russia launched a massive missile attack on the territory of Ukraine. Most of missiles were shot down by the Ukrainian Air Defense Forces. Wreckage of rockets hit two apartment buildings in Kyiv, as a result of that one person died, 3 were injured. (Photo by Yevhenii Zavhorodnii/Global Images Ukraine via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • AAssociated Press reporter behind a story that cited a “senior U.S. intelligence official” who claimed Russia was responsible for missiles launched into Poland that killed two civilians has reportedly been fired.
  • The Daily Beast initially reported that Associated Press journalist James LaPorta was terminated Monday. The article about the missile strike was authored by LaPorta and John Leicester, who is still employed by the Associated Press.

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