Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff reported on the war from Ukraine and became a victim himself. Now the French authorities are getting involved.

After the death of a French war reporter in Ukraine, the anti-terror prosecutor’s office has launched a war crimes investigation.

The investigations were started, among other things, because of an intentional attack on the life of a person protected by international law, as reported by the French news agency AFP.

TV journalist Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff died near Sievjerodonetsk in eastern Ukraine on Monday while accompanying a humanitarian evacuation. The 32-year-old reporter was hit by shrapnel. It was his second deployment to Ukraine since Russia’s war of aggression began on February 24.

A colleague who was traveling with him was slightly injured. Investigations were also launched because of his injuries, as AFP further reported, citing the public prosecutor. Since the start of the Russian war on Ukraine, the agency has been investigating at least five other war crimes cases against French nationals in Ukraine.