Lyman overtaken by Russians French journalist killed in Severodonetsk area

A French photojournalist masking evacuation attempts in Jap Ukraine was killed all through a Russian strike, French President Emmanuel Macron mentioned.

Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff, who was carrying push qualifications, was fatally wounded in the neck by shrapnel that pierced the armored evacuation truck he was in, Serhiy Haidai, governor of the Luhansk area, posted on Telegram on Monday, contacting off evacuations soon after the assault. The truck was about to choose up 10 civilians, he reported.

Haidai shared graphic pictures of the disturbing scene, showing the bloodied truck, which was marked “HUMANITARIAN AID” inches from in which the projectile appeared to puncture the thick glass.

Macron, confirming the demise of Leclerc-Imhoff on Monday, tweeted his condolences to his relatives and support for war correspondents. Prior to this assault, seven journalists had died though covering the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

BFMTV, the French information channel that Leclerc-Imhoff was reporting for, stated in a statement that a different colleague touring with him, Maxime Brandstaetter, was “slightly hurt.”

Leclerc-Imhoff, 32, had worked for the channel for 6 many years. It was his next mission to Ukraine since the start out of the Russian invasion, BFMTV reported.

Oleg Nikolenko, spokesman for the Ukrainian international affairs ministry, condemned the killing close to Severodonetsk, stating it was the latest on an increasing “list of Russian crimes towards media personnel in Ukraine.”

The strike came the identical working day the French foreign minister Catherine Colonna frequented Ukraine. She known as the journalist’s demise “deeply surprising,” and she said she has demanded an investigation into the strike on a humanitarian convoy and reporter.