A French journalist has been killed while reporting from Ukraine, French President Emmanuel Macron has said. Frederick Leclerc-Imhof died trying to escape a Russian bomb, Macron tweeted in Europe this afternoon.
“FrenchThat’s itdThat’s itric Leclerc-Imhoff was in Ukraine to show the reality of the war. Forced to flee the Russian bombing, he boarded a humanitarian bus carrying civilians and was seriously injured, “Macron tweeted.
“I extend my heartfelt condolences to the family, relatives and colleagues of Frederick Leclerc-Imhof, to whom I extend my condolences. I would like to reiterate France’s unconditional support for those who are carrying out the difficult mission of providing information to the theater of operations. “
According to AFP News, Leclerc-Imhoff was working for the BFM television news channel. He is 32 years old and is known for his second Ukraine reporting trip since the start of the war on 24 February.
He was near the town of Severodonetsk, east of Ukraine, where Russian troops have been advancing in recent weeks, according to a statement from the French and Ukrainian foreign ministries.
The war in Ukraine is now in its fourth month, with thousands of civilians killed in attacks by Russian forces. At least 14 journalists, including U.S. filmmaker Brent Rand, have died trying to cover the attack.