Ukraine – Condemnation of Russian strikes against Ukraine (June 20, 2023)


France utterly condemns the new wave of Russian drone and missile strikes that targeted several Ukrainian regions in the early hours of June 20.

These strikes, which involved Shahed drones and ballistic missiles, once again deliberately targeted civilian infrastructures and residential buildings in the Kiev, Lviv and Zaporizhzhia regions in flagrant 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. Working closely with its allies, France will continue to provide military support to Ukraine to help it strengthen its air defense capabilities, and to lend support to the Ukrainian courts to combat impunity for such crimes.