“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 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.