Japanese news photographer Wataru Sekita, who was wounded in a Russian missile attack on Kyiv on Dec. 31, tweeted on Jan. 3 about his return home.
Wataru Sekita worked in Ukraine as a photojournalist for one of Japan’s leading newspapers, The Asahi Shimbun.
“The hotel I stayed in was attacked by Russia and my right leg got injured. My leg still hurts, but I'm fine. For now, I’m going home,” he wrote.
Wataru Sekita says that he and his Japanese colleagues will continue to monitor the situation. He also calls for further support of their work.
Residential buildings, a hotel in the city center, and the Palace of Ukraine Concert Hall were damaged in a Russian attack on Kyiv on Dec. 31. The buildings of two schools in the city’s Solomyanskyi district and one in the Pecherskyi district were damaged, as well as a kindergarten in the Solomyanskyi district. Two people died in the incident, and about 20 were injured.
Wataru Sekita was in a hotel in the Pecherskyi district when a missile struck it near the capital city's main concert hall. The video features medics preparing to take him to hospital.