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

Meet the people caught up in Russia’s crackdown on dissent

The number of political criminal cases has spiked, with students, an essayist, a theater director and a former law enforcement worker facing years in prison.

May 13, 2023

The rise and violent demise of pro-Russian war blogger Vladlen Tatarsky

The killing of the blogger, whose real name was Maxim Fomin, in an explosion in St. Petersburg showcased the role of a new cadre of propagandists in the vanguard of the Kremlin's info wars.

April 30, 2023

One soldier killed, one wounded in explosion in western Russia

Amid reports of the strange blast in Bryansk near the Ukrainian border, Russia's Finance Ministry reported a steep drop in energy revenues.

April 7, 2023

Russian court delays custody decision for girl who made antiwar drawing

The court said it could not make a decision because it did not know the whereabouts of her father, Alexei Moskalyov, who was reportedly detained in Belarus after fleeing house arrest in Russia.

April 6, 2023

Wall Street Journal reporter ‘wrongfully detained’ by Russia, Blinken says

Evan Gershkovich, a reporter in the Journal's Moscow bureau, was accused of gathering information about a Russian military enterprise, claims the newspaper has rejected.

April 5, 2023

A web of trenches shows Russia fears losing Crimea

Satellite imagery provided to The Post by Maxar shows that Russia has recently built dozens of trenches across Crimea, which it illegally annexed in 2014.

April 3, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: White House condemns Russia’s detention of U.S. journalist; Finland clears NATO hurdle

Russia's Federal Security Service said it detained Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich and opened an “espionage” case against him.

March 30, 2023

Russia says notifications of ballistic missile launches will continue

Clarifying previous statements, Russia's deputy foreign minister said Moscow would comply with a 1988 notification agreement despite the suspension of the New START nonproliferation accord.

March 30, 2023

Ukraine live briefing: IAEA chief says nuclear safety deal ‘evolving’ after Zaporizhzhia visit

Rafael Mariano Grossi said he hopes to secure a long-sought deal to establish a "protection zone" around the Russian-controlled nuclear power plant.

March 29, 2023

West warns Putin against ‘dangerous’ nuclear rhetoric but downplays threat

U.S. and NATO officials said there was no indication Russia changed its nuclear posture after President Vladimir Putin said he planned to store tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus.

March 26, 2023