After a meeting between President Emmanuel Macron and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky, the Elysée announced Tuesday evening that France would offer financial and human resources to support investigations into the massacres attributed to Russian forces in Ukraine.
France will offer financial and human resources to support investigations into the massacres attributed to Russian forces in Ukraine, the Elysee Palace announced on Tuesday evening after a meeting between President Emmanuel Macron and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky. Referring to “the shock and emotion caused in France by the images of the crimes committed in Boutcha and in other localities”, Emmanuel Macron underlined “the availability of France to support international justice and contribute to the work of investigation and documenting violence perpetrated against civilians, to hold Russia to account.”
Two magistrates and ten French gendarmes available
Paris offers “an exceptional financial contribution of 490,000 euros to the work of the International Criminal Court, and has anticipated the payment of its annual contribution which amounts to 13 million euros. It has also offered to make available to the ICC two magistrates and ten gendarmes”, indicates the Elysée in a press release. France also offers to send to Ukraine “a technical team to examine the evidence of the crimes committed”.
France and Germany on Monday, then Italy, Spain and Slovenia on Tuesday, announced the mass expulsion of Russian diplomats from their countries after the discovery this weekend of massacres attributed to Russian soldiers in the northwest. of kyiv, while the West wants to announce “this week” new economic sanctions against Russia. These expulsions come as Westerners show their indignation after the discovery, in the streets or mass graves, of dozens of bodies wearing civilian clothes in Boutcha, north-west of kyiv following the withdrawal of the Russians who are loosening the noose on the capital.