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Paris requires investigation into French journalist killed in Ukraine

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France is looking for an investigation into the loss of life of a French journalist who was killed whereas reporting in war-torn Ukraine. 

“France calls for {that a} probe be carried out as quickly as attainable and in transparency on the circumstances of this drama,” International Minister Catherine Colonna stated in an announcement.

French news broadcaster BFM TV said the 32-year-old French journalist, Frederic Leclerc-Imhoff, was killed Monday, May 30, 2022, in Ukraine, fatally hit by a shell shrapnel while covering a Ukrainian evacuation operation. 

French information broadcaster BFM TV stated the 32-year-old French journalist, Frederic Leclerc-Imhoff, was killed Monday, Might 30, 2022, in Ukraine, fatally hit by a shell shrapnel whereas overlaying a Ukrainian evacuation operation. 
(BFM TV through G3 Field Information)

Colonna, who was in Ukraine Monday, stated she had spoken with the Governor of Luhansky and requested Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for an investigation. 

BFM TV reporter Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff, 32, was fatally hit by shell shrapnel whereas overlaying a Ukrainian evacuation operation, in accordance with the French information broadcaster he labored for.

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BFM TV stated Leclerc-Imhoff was killed as he was “overlaying a humanitarian operation in an armored automobile” close to Sievierodonetsk, a key metropolis within the Donbas area that’s being hotly contested by Russian and Ukrainian forces. He had labored for six years for the French tv channel.

The governor of Ukraine’s Luhansk area, Serhiy Haidai, stated the evacuation effort was suspended after the strike. 

In accordance Zelenskyy, Leclerc-Imhoff was the thirty second media particular person killed because the begin of Russia’s invasion on February 24. 

In his nightly video handle, Zelenskyy supplied his “honest apologies to Frédéric’s colleagues and household.” 

French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted that Leclerc-Imhoff was in Ukraine to “present the truth of battle.” 

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“I share the ache of the household, kin and colleagues of Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff, to whom I ship my condolences,” Macron stated. “To those that perform this tough mission of informing in theaters of operations, I want to reiterate France’s unconditional help.” 

The G3 Field Information contributed to this report

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