Macron presides over the military parade on July 14

Paris.- French President Emmanuel Macron awarded the Legion of Honor in varying degrees to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French journalist Arman Soldin, who was killed in Ukraine last May during a Russian bombing raid.

Modi accepted the decoration of the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor “with great humility” and assured that “it is an honor for the 1,400 million inhabitants of India.”

India is the guest country this year for the military parade on the French national holiday on July 14, in which it will participate with three combat planes and some 240 soldiers who will march down the Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris along with more than 6,000 soldiers. and about 60 French aircraft.

Posthumously Knighted

For his part, Arman Soldin, who died on May 9 near the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut, has been posthumously named a Knight of the Legion of Honor, according to the Official Gazette of the French Republic on Friday.

Soldin was the video coordinator for the French news agency AFP in Ukraine.

It is traditional that on July 14 the awarding of the Legion of Honor to different personalities for their merits is announced and in this case there are several dozen people.

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