France’s President Emmanuel Macron has confirmed the death of French journalist in Donbass.
“I share the pain of journalist Frederic Leclerc-Imhoff’s loved ones and colleagues,” Macron wrote on his Twitter account on Monday, noting that the reporter was covering the events in Ukraine.
“I want to express France’s support for all those who are carrying out their challenging information mission amid combat actions,” the French president stressed.
BFM TV reported that the 32-year-old journalist worked as a camera man for the French television channel. This was his second trip to the zone of combat actions. According to the report, the journalist was in an armored vehicle and was killed when a shell exploded.
French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna has called for an investigation into the circumstances of the journalist’s death in Donbass. “France demands launching an investigation as soon as possible to establish all circumstances of BFM journalist Frederic Leclerc-Imhoff’s death,” the statement reads.