Russian journalists wounded in Syria return home safely


November 7, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

Latakia, Syria – The Russian defense ministry said on Monday that four Russian journalists and five servicemen were wounded by a landmine planted by terrorist forces in Syria, as reported earlier by FRN

The four journalists belonged to Russia’s Zvezda and NTV television channels.

It however has been revealed that some of the journalists have returned to Russia safely.

“NTV correspondent Ilya Ushenin and cameraman Timur Voronov who were wounded in a landmine explosion in the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor have returned to Russia. The plane carrying NTV journalists landed at Chkalovsky Airport in the Moscow region,” the press service said. Journalists from the Zvezda TV channel, Konstantin Khudoleyev and Dmitry Starodubsky, were likewise aboard the plane.

“The wounded individuals were immediately taken to hospital where they will continue treatment,” the press service said.

“Out of all those injured, NTV correspondent Ilya Ushenin had the most severe wounds. He sustained fragmentation injuries in his stomach, broken fingers and his ear is pierced. Cameraman Timur Voronov likewise has shrapnel wounds and a leg fracture. However, the most important thing, doctors said, is that their lives are out of danger,” the TV channel said in a statement.

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