Clemens Pig, letter of condolences: I was deeply saddened and shocked to learn of AFP’s Arman Soldin’s untimely death during the war in Ukraine, killed by rocket fire while doing his job as a journalist
I was deeply saddened and shocked to learn of AFP’s Arman Soldin’s untimely death during the war in Ukraine, killed by rocket fire while doing his job as a journalist alongside his colleagues from Ukrainian positions close to Bakhmut. It is with profound sorrow and deep regret that I extend my heartfelt condolences to his grieving family and colleagues.
Arman Soldin was not only a dedicated and passionate journalist but also a fearless individual who risked his life to bring forth the truth and shed light on the horrible realities of the war. His commitment to journalism and unwavering pursuit of the truth were admirable, and he made a significant contribution to the field, leaving an indelible mark on the profession as AFP’s video coordinator in Ukraine.
Arman Soldin was part of the first AFP team to be sent to Ukraine following the start of Russia’s invasion on February 24, 2022, arriving on the following day. His unwavering dedication to journalism serves as a reminder of the essential role journalists play in society, as they strive to uncover the truth and provide the public with accurate information.
Please know that during this time of immense grief for Arman Soldin’s family and for our colleagues at AFP, my thoughts and prayers are that his loved ones find solace. EANA, as a community, stands beside them, offering our support, strength, and deepest condolences.
Wishing the family and our colleagues peace, consolation and healing during this time of profound loss.
President of EANA
CEO of APA