Paris calls for an investigation into the death of a French journalist in Ukraine

President Emmanuel Macron announced on Twitter Monday that a French journalist working for BFMTV who was escorting civilians on a humanitarian bus had been killed. in Ukraine.

“The journalist Frédéric Leclerc Imhoff was in Ukraine to show the reality of the war, “Macron wrote.” He was fatally wounded while on a humanitarian bus carrying civilians forced to flee to escape Russian bombs.

On Monday, France’s new foreign minister, Catherine Colonna, called for an investigation into the death of a French journalist in Ukraine.

“France demands that an investigation be conducted as quickly as possible and in as transparently as possible on the circumstances of this tragedy, “Colonna said in a note.

The governor of the Luhansk region, Sergey Gaidai, had announced the suspension of attempts to evacuate civilians from the region today (Monday) after the killing of a French journalist, following the Russian bombing of an armored vehicle in which he was traveling.

According to the Reuters news agency, Gayday wrote on the Telegram application that the Russian bullet entered the armor of theautokilling the accredited French journalist who was traveling inside.

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