MOSCOW, June 17. /ITAR-TASS/. Reporter of Russian TV channel Zvezda (Star) Yevgeny Davydov released from captivity in Ukraine on Monday has been taken to hospital with eardrum rupture after a medical examination, a representative of Burdenko military hospital said.
Ukrainian law enforcers detained TV reporter Yevgeny Davydov and cameraman Nikita Konashenkov in central Ukraine’s Dnipropetrovsk Region on June 14. The TV reporters were handed over to Assistant Naval Attache Eduard Belashev on Monday. The TV journalists arrived in Moscow on Monday evening. An ambulance has brought them to hospital shortly after their arrival.
Yevgeny Davydov told a news conference that his left ear could not hear anymore after the beating he was sujected to at a questioning in Ukraine.
Both journalists “were found to have numerous hematomas all over the body and a strong stress” at the medical examination, the hospital representative said.
“Yevgeny Davydov was found to suffer from a hearing disorder which was diagnosed as an eardrum rupture as a result of a blow during further detailed medical examination. Doctors of Burdenko hospital provide all necessary medical assisstance to Davydov,” the medical representative said.