German broadcaster RTL has hired a Ukrainian presenter to host a daily news program for those who fled their homeland after the Russian invasion.
KOLGANE, Germany – German broadcaster RTL has hired a Ukrainian presenter to host a daily news program for those who fled their homeland after the Russian invasion.
“We want to reach out to those who are fleeing now, those who have to leave their country, those who can’t speak English, and that’s why we’re offering a news story in Ukrainian,” said Malte Bumburger, RTL’s project manager. Ukraine updates “programs.” So that these people know what is going on in their country now and what the political situation is. “
Ashion himself arrived in Germany about a week ago after a difficult journey from Kyiv via Moldova and Romania.
His male colleagues, who are not allowed to leave Ukraine between the ages of 18 and 60, are still broadcasting from a bomb shelter in the country’s capital, he said.
“My life has completely changed,” Asion said. “But I am Ukrainian, and I want to be the voice of freedom for the people. For all the people who are suffering from this (war).”
RTL says it plans to further expand its “Ukraine Update” news offer by hiring more Ukrainian journalists. The show is available through various RTL and N-TV online platforms and YouTube.