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Journalist from Japan wounded in a missile strike on Kyiv (Updated)

31.12.2022, 15:18
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A journalist from Japan has been wounded in a Russian missile attack on Kyiv on December 31. This was reported by Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko.

According to him, the journalist was wounded in the Pechersk district.

"He is being hospitalized. As of now, there are already 8 victims in total," Klitschko wrote on Telegram.

According to, the injured journalist is Wataru Sekita. The publication posted a video of the journalist receiving medical assistance.

As reported by the Asahi Shimbun, where Wataru Sekita works, he was wounded in the leg. Two reporters of the publication stayed in downtown Kyiv, in the hotel that was damaged by Russian missiles.

Sekita is currently in the hospital.

According to him, he was outside the hotel when the shelling began and the debris fell down on him, injuring his right leg.

According to another Asahi Shimbun reporter, Norito Kunisue, who was in his room, he heard two missiles explode near the hotel around 2:00 p.m. After that, there was a loud crash, and the window in the room shattered into pieces.

According to the media, the missiles damaged the Alfavito Hotel Kyiv, which is located near the Palats Ukraina subway station.

We remind that Russia conducted a mass shelling attack on Ukraine on December 31.

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