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Ukraine: a press driver killed, two Reuters journalists injured | War in Ukraine

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During a report, two Reuters journalists were lightly injured when they were fired upon while en route to Severodonetskthe administrative capital of the Luhansk region which, together with Donetsk, forms Donbass, a Reuters spokesman said.

They were traveling in a vehicle provided by separatists [prorusses] and driven by a driver provided by the separatists. The driver was killed. »

A quote from A Reuters spokesperson

No other details were given on the identity and state of health of the victims or on the circumstances of the tragedy.

A journalist killed

Monday, Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff, a journalist working for the French television channel BFMTV who followed a humanitarian operation in Ukraine, was killed in the east during a bombardment.

It was near Severodonestk, the target of numerous Russian strikes and where, according to the Ukrainian presidency, fighting continues downtown.

The head of French diplomacy, Catherine Colonna, said in a tweet that the 32-year-old reporter had been killed by Russian bombardment.

Since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, at least eight journalists have died in the field in the exercise of their profession, according to Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

Journalists who work every day in Ukraine to inform us of the reality of war must be protected from any attackUNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay said on Monday.

She called on the belligerents to respect a UN Security Council resolution on the protection of media professionals in conflict zones.

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