32-year-old video coordinator Arman Soldin died on Monday due to a missile attack on an area close to where he was staying.
Soldin was with Ukrainian soldiers in the town of Chasiv Yar, 10 kilometers from Bakhmut, where the fighting has been going on for months.
His colleagues were with him when the attack took place. It was announced that the rest of the team was uninjured.
“Arman’s loss devastated the entire organization. His death is a dire reminder of the risks and dangers faced every day by journalists covering the conflict in Ukraine,” said Fabrice Fries, head of AFP. said.
“We share the pain of his loved ones and colleagues,” French President Emmanuel Macron wrote in a message in which he paid tribute to Soldin’s work at the forefront of the war.
Soldin was part of the first AFP team to travel to Ukraine after the Russian invasion in February last year and has lived there since September.