In the Luhansk region, an armored evacuation vehicle came under fire from the Russian army. Shell fragments pierced the car's armor.

"An accredited French journalist was mortally wounded in the neck while doing material about the evacuation," said Luhansk Governor Serhiy Hayday.

President of the French Republic confirmed the information. Leclerc-Imhoff's employer French TV channel BFM-TV also confirmed he had been killed.