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Italy demands Kiev’s explanations over journalist’s death

May 25, 2014, 18:40 UTC+3 ROME
Andy Rocchelli, 30, was specializing in “trouble spots” across the world
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The passport of Italian photojournalist Andrea Rocchelli

The passport of Italian photojournalist Andrea Rocchelli

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ROME, May 25. /ITAR-TASS/. Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini requested the Ukrainian authorities on Sunday to clarify the circumstances, in which Italian photographer Andy Rocchelli had been killed in the east Ukrainian city of Sloviansk.

“We’re requesting you to clarify within the shortest time possible the circumstances of the attack that killed an Italian citizen,” the Italian minister of foreign affairs said in an official statement.

 

The incident with the Italian journalist

The Italian Foreign Ministry confirmed on Sunday the death of Rocchelli outside Sloviansk in the Donetsk region.

Rocchelli, 30, was specializing in “trouble spots” across the world. He made photo reports from Afghanistan, Libya and Algeria.

On Saturday, the Ukrainian media reported that Rocchelli together with his French colleague and translator had under mortar fire in the south of Sloviansk surrounded by the Ukrainian military.

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