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'Breakthrough moment': 37 nations committed to prosecuting Russian leaders over crime of aggression


The French judiciary has launched a war crime investigation into the death of AFP reporter Arman Soldin who was killed in Ukraine, anti-terror prosecutors said Wednesday. Soldin, 32, died when he and his AFP colleagues came under fire by Grad rockets on Tuesday while they were with Ukrainian troops near Chasiv Yar, in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine. The French probe will be handled by the OCLCH, an investigating unit specialising in crimes against humanity and hate crimes, and will seek to determine the exact circumstances of Soldin's death, the prosecutors said. His death brings to at least 11 the number of journalists, fixers or drivers for media teams killed since Russia invaded Ukraine more than a year ago, according to advocacy groups. For more on France's war crime investigation into the AFP reporter's death, the formation of a new tribunal to prosecute Putin and his accomplices, and a deeper perspective on Russia's nearly decade-old war on Ukraine, FRANCE 24's Mark Owen is joined by Iuliia Mendel, Author, Journalist and former Press Secretary / Spokesperson for Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

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