30 May 2022, 08:09 PM

French journalist killed after evacuation vehicle in Luhansk Oblast comes under Russian fire

An attempt to evacuate civilians from Luhansk Oblast has been halted after a French journalist documenting the operation was killed by Russian shellfire, Luhansk Regional Military Administration said on May 30.

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The French journalist was killed when Russian invaders shelled the vehicle that was traveling to pick up civilians, head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration Serhiy Hayday said.

Hayday said the armored evacuation vehicle was going to pick up ten people from the region when it came under enemy fire.

“Shell fragments pierced the armor of the car, a fatal wound to the neck was received by an accredited French journalist who was reporting on the evacuation, and a patrol policeman was saved by his helmet,” Hayday wrote on his Telegram messenger channel.

Evacuations have now officially been halted in the region, Hayday said.

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