Ukraine – Death of a Russian journalist (June 29, 2014)
France deplores the death of Russian journalist, Anatoly Klyan, yesterday during fighting in eastern Ukraine, in the wake of the deaths of Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin on June 17. Full light must be shed on the circumstances behind his death. This death adds to the excessively long list of victims of the conflict.
We extend our condolences to his family and friends and express our solidarity with the editorial team of Perviy Kanal (Russian TV).
France pays tribute to the courage of journalists who continue to carry out their work all over the world despite the dangers. It will continue to make the defense of the freedom to inform and be informed a priority of its diplomacy.