Ukraine – Bombing of a bus in Volnovakha (January 13, 2015)

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France condemns the attack on a bus in Volnovakha, in the Donetsk region, which killed 11 civilians and left 17 injured, according to the last report.

We offer our condolences to the families of the victims and to the Ukrainian authorities.

This criminal act must be thoroughly investigated and its perpetrators brought to justice.

France has mobilized its efforts to promote a peaceful and lasting solution to the conflict, which has left more than 5,000 dead and gone on for too long. It is crucial to implement the Minsk agreements, particularly with respect to the cease-fire and the confirmation of a line of withdrawal for military equipment. France calls on the parties to assume all their responsibilities in order to succeed at this.

Laurent Fabius is in close contact with his German, Russian and Ukrainian counterparts in this regard. New conversations in the Normandy format should take place in the coming days.