France utterly condemns yesterday’s Russian airstrikes against the southern Ukrainian region of Zaporizhzhia. These latest strikes killed at least two civilians and injured a dozen others.
These attacks once again targeted a residential neighborhood and civilian infrastructure, illustrating Russia’s contempt for all principles of international humanitarian law, which it flagrantly continues to violate.
As Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna has repeatedly emphasized, such acts are war crimes and cannot go unpunished. France is committed and will remain committed to bolstering its military support for Ukraine, in particular by working closely with its partners to strengthen Ukraine’s air defenses. Lastly, France maintains its full support for Ukrainian and international courts in an effort to combat impunity for the crimes committed by Russia in Ukraine.