The head of French diplomacy Jean-Yves Le Drian declared Friday evening that the bombardment of the Kramatorsk station, in which at least 50 people were killed on Friday, in eastern Ukraine, was constitutive of a “crime against humanity”.
The bombing of Kramatorsk station, in which at least 50 people died on Friday, in eastern Ukraine, constitutes a “crime against humanity”, said the head of French diplomacy . The Ukrainian authorities had called on the population to evacuate – in particular by train – in fear of a Russian offensive to take control of the Donbass region, recalled Jean-Yves Le Drian on the France 5 television channel.
“It’s sordid, one more carnage”
“That’s when they hit the station, on refugees, so on civilians so it responds to crimes against humanity,” he said, in an obvious reference to Russian forces. “Crimes against humanity. International Criminal Court of course (ICC)”, he insisted, when he was reminded of the qualification of the attack. “It’s sordid, yet another carnage,” he said.
“These crimes cannot go unpunished,” he insisted, also referring to the massacres of civilians perpetrated in the suburbs of kyiv. “We need experts quickly because we have to see quickly, we have to document urgently in order to then be able to provide evidence of crimes against humanity,” he noted. In this context, France will send experts to the ICC and also provide support to the General Prosecutor of Ukraine, he specified.