French journalist covering the war in Ukraine since the Russian invasion, Arnaud Solignac, was killed by rocket fire near the front lines on May 9th. He was an experienced war correspondent for AFP and had been reporting from Ukraine since the beginning of the conflict.
Solignac is the eleventh journalist to have died in Ukraine since the start of the war. His death has been mourned by colleagues, AFP, and world leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron, who praised his courage in reporting from the front lines. The Ukrainian defense ministry has condemned his death and attributed it to a Russian missile attack.