Ukraine - Q&A - (13 Apr. 2022)
Q : According to the Russian army, 1,000 Ukrainian soldiers surrendered in the besieged city of Mariupol. Regarding this reported surrender, does France trust that the Geneva Convention will be applied and could the EU facilitate the mediation of prisoner exchanges?
A : The current humanitarian situation in Mariupol is particularly tragic. The numerous violations of international humanitarian law committed by the Russian armed forces since the war began call for the utmost vigilance.