Ukraine – Condemnation of Russian strikes against Ukraine (2 June 2023)


France utterly condemns the waves of Russian cruise missile and drone strikes that targeted Kyiv for the 19th time in a month.

The strikes – now daily – once again deliberately targeted civilian objectives, confirming that Russia is using these strikes as a tool of its aggression, in flagrant and deliberate violation of international humanitarian law.

As Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna 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.

France will continue its assistance to Ukraine in every sector for as long as necessary to help it resist Russia’s illegal aggression.