France has launched an investigation into potential war crimes and crimes against humanity following the death of Arman Soldin, a video journalist for Agence France-Presse who was killed on May 9 in Donetsk Oblast, Reuters reported on May 10, citing French prosecutors.
Thirty-two-year-old Sarajevo-born Soldin, a French citizen, was killed when Russian forces launched Grad rockets at Chasiv Yar in Donetsk Oblast. According to AFP, the attack happened at around 4:30 p.m. local time on the outskirts of the city.
The AFP team, which included Soldin, was with Ukrainian soldiers in Chasiv Yar when Russian forces started to attack the city. A rocket struck near where they were sheltering, killing Soldin. The rest of the AFP team was unharmed.