Ukraine – Death of two Russian journalists (June 17, 2014)
France deplores the loss of two Russian journalists, Igor Kornelyuk and Anton Voloshin, on June 17 during fighting in eastern Ukraine. Full light must be shed on the circumstances behind the death of these two journalists. These deaths add to the list, which is far too long, of victims of the conflict.
We extend our condolences to their families and express our solidarity with the editorial team of the VGTRK group.
France pays tribute to the courage of journalists who continue to carry out their work all over the world despite the dangers and threats. It will continue to make the defense of the freedom to inform and be informed a priority of its diplomacy.