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Russian journalists wounded in Syria return home

November 07, 10:38 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Their lives are not in danger

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MOSCOW, November 7. /TASS/. Journalists from Russia’s television channels, NTV and Zvezda, who were wounded in a landmine explosion in Syria have returned to Russia, NTV’s press service reported on Tuesday.

"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.

Journalists working for Russia’s NTV network have sustained fragmentation wounds from a landmine explosion in Syria, their lives are not in danger, the TV channel reported on its website.

"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.

The Russian Defense Ministry earlier reported that four journalists working for Russian television channels Zvezda and NTV and five military servicemen had sustained wounds in Syria. All of them were swiftly evacuated to the Russian airbase in Hmeymim, in the Latakia province, where medical care was delivered to them. 

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