Russia – Execution of a Ukrainian prisoner of war (12 April 2023)


France was horrified to learn of a video showing the decapitation of a presumed Ukrainian prisoner of war by Russian armed forces in Ukraine. It condemns this barbaric act in the strongest possible terms – it is a clear violation of international humanitarian law as well as an indefensible attack on human dignity.

Those responsible for all the crimes committed in Ukraine must be held accountable. France offers, and will continue to offer, its unwavering support to Ukrainian courts and international tribunals in their vital efforts to combat impunity. There will be no peace without justice.