Francesca Ebel

London, UK

Russia Correspondent

Education: Cambridge University, BA in Modern and Medieval Languages (Russian, Ukrainian, French)

Francesca Ebel is The Washington's Post's Russia correspondent. Before joining The Post in 2022, Ebel was the Associated Press's Tunis correspondent. Ebel joined AP in 2017 as a multimedia journalist based in Moscow. Recently, she covered Russia's war with Ukraine and was part of the team on the ground in Kyiv when the invasion began. Ebel has also worked as a freelance reporter from Ukraine, Russia and Tunisia, publishing with the Economist and Politico Europe Magazine, among other publications. She speaks Russian, French and Arabic.
Latest from Francesca Ebel

Putin admits attacks on civilian infrastructure, asking: ‘Who started it?’

The Kremlin insists that the bombardments have a military purpose, but in his remarks Thursday Putin cast them as tit-for-tat revenge.

December 8, 2022

Russian mercenaries accused of using violence to corner diamond trade

Report alleges that individuals linked to the Wagner Group are active in the Central African Republic's illicit diamond trade.

December 6, 2022

Ukrainians remember suffering inflicted by Stalin, Putin 90 years apart

European leaders met with Ukrainians at summit on food insecurity, remembering victims of 1930s starvation.

November 26, 2022

Russia advances bill to criminalize ‘promoting’ LGBTQ relationships

The bill aims to prevent Russians from promoting or “praising” homosexual relationships or gender reassignment surgery or suggesting that they are “normal.”

November 24, 2022

Shelling at nuclear plant raises alarm, as war intensifies in east Ukraine

The International Atomic Energy Agency called for a halt to bombing near the Zaporizhzhia plant in Russian-occupied Enerhodar as Moscow and Kyiv blamed each other.

November 21, 2022

Missile in Poland was accident, NATO says. But spillover fear remains.

NATO and Polish officials said the explosion that killed two came from an errant Ukrainian air defense missile.

November 16, 2022

Russia strips climate advocate of citizenship

An ally of Greta Thunberg had his citizenship taken away.

November 5, 2022

Ukraine live briefing: G-7 to offer infrastructure help to Ukraine; Putin tells Kherson residents to flee

Putin urges residents to evacuate from Kherson while G-7 foreign ministers agree to help repair Ukraine's critical infrastructure, including energy and water.

November 4, 2022

Turkey says grain shipments in Black Sea will resume with Russia’s agreement

Turkish President Erdogan said he had secured Putin’s commitment to resurrect the deal safeguarding Ukrainian grain shipments, known as the Black Sea Grain Initiative.

November 2, 2022

Russian defense minister insists Ukraine infrastructure is military target

Ukraine says water service is restored in Kyiv after airstrikes; United Nations warns grain will no longer ship from Ukrainian ports after Russia nixes agreement

November 1, 2022