Two injured Danish journalists in Ukraine were evacuated to Moldova
Two Danish journalists injured in shootings in northeastern Ukraine were evacuated from the country on Saturday and are on their way to Denmark, their employer and the organization Reporters Without Borders announced on Wednesday, informs AFP.
Reporter Stefan Weichert and photographer Emil Filtenbord Mikkelsen were wounded by gunfire while reporting to the Danish publication Ekstra Bladet, near the city of Ohtîrka, about 50 kilometers from Ukraine’s border with Russia.
The Ekstra Bladet daily announced on Wednesday that the two journalists “will soon be safe at home in Denmark” and that they are currently “in a safe country”.
According to the reporters for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Reporters Without Borders, Jeanne Cavelier, the two journalists “were evacuated to the Republic of Moldova”, writes Agerpres.
On Saturday, the two journalists, who have been stationed in Ukraine for several years, were wounded by bullets despite the bulletproof vests they were wearing, when their car was targeted by trucks of unknown origin.