Ukraine – New Russian airstrikes (30 May 2023)


France condemns in the strongest possible terms the repeated large-scale Russian missile and drone strikes against Ukraine, which targeted Kyiv three times in the past 24 hours.

These strikes once again deliberately targeted civilian objectives in flagrant violation of international humanitarian law. They represent an unacceptable threat to Ukraine’s civilian population, with the latest strikes against Kyiv leaving one person dead and several wounded.

As Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna has stressed repeatedly, these unacceptable actions are war crimes and cannot go unpunished. France will continue to provide support to Ukrainian courts and to the International Criminal Court to combat impunity for such crimes.
France will continue to provide assistance to Ukraine in every area for as long as necessary to help it resist Russia’s illegal aggression.