French journalist Adrien Bocquet, who worked in Donbass, was granted a Russian passport on March 3, Bocquet himself told reporters on March 24.
Bocquet said that the time and place of the ceremony dedicated to granting the passport were classified for security reasons.
He said he was very proud to become a Russian citizen and promised to continue to fight for the truth. “I thank Russia for trusting me, I thank Russia for accepting me,” the journalist said.
Earlier it was reported that the decree on admission to citizenship of the French journalist Adrien Bocquet, who worked in the Donbass and in January sought asylum in Russia, was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in late February.
It was also reported that the journalist was attacked in the fall of 2022 in Istanbul by two men with knives.
According to Bocquet, who managed to escape from the perpetrators, the attack on him was organized by agents of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU).
Bocquet said he had visited Ukraine as a volunteer in the spring of 2022, and after the trip, he said he had witnessed numerous war crimes committed by the Ukrainian armed units.
The journalist stated that he witnessed how the Ukrainian side prepared a staged massacre of civilians in Bucha.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency