May 30 (Reuters) – Efforts to evacuate civilians in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine were suspended on Monday after an armored transport was hit by shrapnel from a Russian shell, killing a French journalist, regional governor Serhiy Gaidai said.
Gaidai wrote on the Telegram app that the shrapnel had pierced the vehicle’s armor, killing the accredited French journalist traveling inside.
Gaidai provided a photograph of a press accreditation identifying the journalist.
The French foreign ministry said it was checking the report of the journalist’s death. (Reporting by Max Hunder Editing by Gareth Jones)