Three Pulitzer Prizes go to AP, NY Times for Ukraine coverage

The Associated Press and The New York Times have won three awards at this year's Pulitzer Prizes, which cover 15 journalism categories, for their coverage of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

The prizes are regarded as the most prestigious awards in US journalism.

The Pulitzer Prize Board announced this year's winners on Monday.

AP teams won prizes in the categories of public service and breaking news photography for their work in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, which was besieged by Russian forces.

Their reporting captured how people were being rescued while the city was under attack, including a pregnant woman who was evacuated from a hospital on a stretcher.

New York Times journalists were awarded an international reporting prize for their Ukraine coverage. They reported on killings in Bucha, a town near the capital Kyiv.

Ahead of its awards announcement, the Pulitzer board referred to Russia's detention of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich on spying charges and demanded his immediate release.