Ukraine – Condemnation of Russian airstrikes against Ukraine (June 13, 2023)


France utterly condemns the new wave of Russian missile strikes that targeted the Kyiv, Dnipopetrosvk and Kharkiv areas last night.

These strikes once again deliberately targeted civilian infrastructures and residential buildings in flagrant violation of international humanitarian law. They resulted in several casualties, particularly in the city of Kryvyi Rih, where six people were killed, according to initial reports by the Ukrainian authorities.

As Catherine Colonna, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, has repeatedly stressed, these unacceptable acts constitute war crimes and cannot go unpunished. France will continue to lend support to the Ukrainian courts and the International Criminal Court to combat impunity for such crimes.