AFP video journalist killed in eastern Ukraine

May 11, 2023 - 10:51 AM
AFP journalist Arman Soldin, who was killed by a rocket strike as he reported with AFP colleagues from Ukrainian positions in Chasiv Yar on May 9, 2023, smiles to the photographer as a cat stands on his shoulders during an assignment for AFP in Ukraine, November 11, 2022. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Handout via Reuters)

Arman Soldin, a 32-year-old video journalist for Agence France Presse (AFP) in Ukraine, was killed on Tuesday by Grad rocket fire near Chasiv Yar, in eastern Ukraine, AFP said on Twitter, citing AFP colleagues who witnessed the incident.

The attack happened in the town’s outskirts close to Bakhmut, the epicenter of the fighting in eastern Ukraine for several months, AFP added.

Soldin was with four colleagues, who are all unhurt. They were with Ukrainian soldiers during the attack, AFP said on Twitter.

“All of our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones,” AFP said.

—Reporting by Dominique VidalonEditing by Chris Reese and Leslie Adler