The Foreign Ministry has confirmed the death of this 32-year-old man, who is believed to have died in the Kharkiv region.
European 1 announced death on Thursday “the first French fighter, mortally wounded by artillery fire in the Kharkiv region on June 1The Ukrainian Foreign Legion, which brings together volunteers from around the world, has revealed the deaths of four of its members, including the Frenchman: Wilfried B. According to his mother, Catherine. at the microphoneEuropean 1 he would be surprised by his unit “twelve soldiers of all nationalities»And so he would perish, as would another soldier. Contacted by Le FigaroThe Quai d’Orsay states that it has no further information at this stage.
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This 32 year old man from Bayeux should according to the article from West France Normandy from 2013chained minor jobs after high school in construction, industry, and oyster farming before being hired over future employment contract. In a recorded interview given to a Spanish journalist in Poland in March, the man said:ready to die for Europe and the Ukrainian peoplehe claims to have served in the French army for a year. Information that has not yet been verified.
He also claims to be the father of two daughters. However, his mother in Europe 1 suggests that he is leaving an eight-year-old daughter. Describes him not “will not find its place“In France, but”feel great in Ukrainefirst to help the local refugees. Wilfried B. allegedly boarded a bus from Paris to Poland and did not tell his mother until he arrived. After spending time at the humanitarian center in Medyce (Poland), he met, according to his mother, “The German who dropped him off somewhereget involved Ukrainian Legion, which Volodymyr Zelensky wanted to create shortly after the Russian invasion.
His memory was celebrated by the group “misanthropic division»
On the Telegram account “misanthropic division», The sacrifice of Wilfried B. is celebrated. It is described there as “proud member of WSMDivision, a French legionnaire, a man who fought all his life against Bolshevism and anti-fascistsThe kitten on the encrypted channel was set up to financially support his family misanthropic division, a neo-Nazi movement without a stable hierarchy, was involved in Donbas in 2014 and 2015. Since then, its role has been limited to recruiting into the Russian army. However, at this stage, it is not proven that Wilfried B. maintained links with this movement, whether in France or Ukraine.
According to Europe 1, the Ministry of the Armed Forces would be in contact with the family to repatriate the body, first to Orly and then to Normandy. The costs would even be borne by the Ukrainian army. The contacted Ministry of the Armed Forces refers to the Quai d’Orsay, which has “no further information“. last March, Mediapart revealed the presence of 150 Frenchmen who went to fight the Russian army.
Monday, May 30 Frederic Leclerc-Imhoff, 32 years olda special reporter for a French journalist for the BFMTV channel was mortally wounded when he reported on the evacuation of civilians in the area Sieverodonetsk. According to the governor of the province of Lugansk, Serhiy Gaïdaï, the journalist got into the evacuation car. “He went for 10 people»When he fell “under enemy fire”. Shrapnel flew through the windshield “tap your neck”.