Ukraine – Passing of the journalist Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff (30 May 2022)


The death of Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff, a BFM journalist killed today while covering a Ukrainian evacuation operation near Severodonetsk, is deeply shocking. I condemn it and extend our condolences to his family and colleagues.

France demands that a transparent inquiry be launched as soon as possible to shed full light on the circumstances of this tragedy.

France reaffirms its steadfast and resolute commitment, throughout the world, to press freedom and the protection of journalists and all those whose expression contributes to free information and public debate.