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French journalist killed by Russian shelling in Ukraine’s Luhansk region

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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.

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Gaidai wrote on the Telegram app that the shrapnel pierced the vehicle’s armour, killing the accredited French journalist travelling inside.

Gaidai provided a photograph of a press accreditation identifying the journalist.

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