Two Danish journalists suffer gunshot wounds in Ukraine


Flowers and candles were left in front of the Ukrainian Embassy in Copenhagen on Friday. (AP)

  • They were wounded despite wearing bullet-proof vests

COPENHAGEN: Two Danish journalists sustained gunshot wounds after unknown gunmen targeted their car in Ukraine Saturday, their employer said, on the third day of a Russian assault on the country.

Reporter Stefan Weichert and photographer Emil Filtenborg Mikkelsen “were rapidly taken to hospital and are out of danger,” the Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet said.

The two had been reporting near the northeastern city of Okhtyrka, some 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the Russian border, it said.
They were wounded despite wearing bullet-proof vests.

The newspaper, which was employing them both as stringers, said it was in touch with Denmark’s foreign ministry and a private company to evacuate them.
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