Jean-Yves Le Drian made a statement about the actions of the Russian military.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Sunday condemned what he called “mass violence committed by Russian troops” in Ukraine in recent weeks.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian made a statement regarding the city of Bucha, located near Kyiv, where, according to Ukrainian officials, Russia staged a deliberate “massacre.”
Le Drian’s statement notes that this act of violence may be a war crime and that France will cooperate with the Ukrainian authorities and the International Criminal Court to bring the perpetrators to justice.
The Russian Defense Ministry did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment on Sunday when the agency was asked about the dead bodies found in Bucha. Earlier, Moscow has repeatedly denied Kyiv’s claims that Russian troops are carrying out targeted strikes on civilians, and rejected accusations of war crimes.
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Twitter that the images from Bucha are “unbearable.”
“The Russian authorities will have to answer for these crimes,” Macron added, expressing sympathy for the victims and solidarity with Ukrainians.