Ukraine - France condemns the latest Russian strike (5 July 2023)


France utterly condemns yesterday’s Russian strike on Pervomayskiy, in the Kharkiv region, which reportedly left some 40 dead, including many children.

This strike once again deliberately targeted residential buildings in flagrant violation of international humanitarian law.

As Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna has repeatedly emphasized, these unacceptable acts are war crimes and cannot go unpunished. France will continue to work closely with its allies to provide military support to Ukraine to help it strengthen its air defenses, as well as support for Ukrainian courts to combat impunity for such crimes.