The Ukrainian president paid tribute Monday to Frederic Leclerc Imhoff, the French journalist who was killed in Ukraine on Monday. "Today, in Luhansk, the occupiers stopped the evacuation of combat areas by shooting at a vehicle that was supposed to collect civilians. Frederic LeclercImhoff, a French journalist, was killed by a gunshot," Volodymyr Zilensky stated in a Monday video message.
The journalist, who had been with BFMTV for six-years, then spoke about his career. "I just gave an interview to this television station a little more than a month ago. He recalls that it was his first interview with a French media. Frederic's family and colleagues are my deepest condolences. "He is the 32nd member to the press to have been killed since February 24,," the Ukrainian president paid tribute.
"I send my sincere condolences to Frederic's colleagues and family" Volodymyr Zelensky pays tribute to Frederic Leclerc-Imhoff, journalist at BFMTV, killed in Ukraine pic.twitter.com/V4pLNXoRXp
Frederic Leclerc - Imhoff, a journalist and image reporter (JRI), was killed in shrapnel as he attempted to carry out a humanitarian operation with an armored truck. He was in the Sieverodonetsk area. Maxime Brandstaetter, a journalist who was with the JRI at the time, paid tribute to him Tuesday. He sustained minor injuries. "Thanks for all your messages which have comforted us with Oksana (the Fixer present on-site, editor's note). Sorry, I didn't get the time to answer all of them. My thoughts and prayers go out to Fred, his loved ones, and his family. He was a kind, compassionate person," he stated. "A passionate journalist, who was proud to be here and believed it was important to tell the truth. Fred, I will never forget.
An enthusiastic journalist, who was proud to be here and felt it was important to share what was happening. Fred, I will never forget.