The Hunt: The late Arman Soldin’s voice

Agence France-Presse journalist Arman Soldin smiles to photographer as a cat stands on his shoulders in Ukraine, Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. Colleagues of Arman Soldin, the AFP journalist slain in Ukraine on Tuesday May 9, 2023, gathered solemnly at the press agency’s Paris headquarters on Wednesday, a day after his death, to remember the 32-year old. A widely broadcast photo of Soldin, pictured in protective gear and smiling broadly with a cat on his shoulder, has plucked at the heartstrings of the French nation. (Bulent Kilic/AFP via AP)

Ukrainians and many others call Russia a terrorist state because of the brutal war that’s killed thousands of innocent people.

One of the people who covered that war is now a victim. Arman Soldin, a journalist for Agence France-Presse, was killed Tuesday during a rocket attack near the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut. The French government said it has opened a war crimes investigation into his death.

On this week’s edition of “The Hunt with WTOP national security correspondent J.J. Green,” we hear parts of an interview with Arman, late last year, where he saw evidence of Russian war crimes in Izyum.

AFP journalist Arman Soldin describes what he saw while covering the Russia-Ukraine war.

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