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Macron “pretty much” sure of the responsibility of the Russians, in favor of sanctions – RT in French

Without advancing concrete evidence, French President Emmanuel Macron said he was “almost” sure of the responsibility of the Russian army in the abuses in Boutcha. And so he wants to take new sanctions against Russia.

Emmanuel Macron declared himself on April 4 “in favor” of the European Union deciding on new sanctions vis-à-vis Russia, referring to oil and coal, after the discovery of hundreds of civilian bodies in the kyiv region, particularly in Boutcha.

“What happened in Boutcha imposes a new set of sanctions and very clear measures,” the French president told France Inter. “So we will coordinate with our European partners, especially Germany [dans] the next few days”, he added, referring to individual sanctions and measures on “coal and oil”.

It is roughly established that it is the Russian army

With “what is happening”, in particular “in Mariupol, we must send the signal that it is our collective dignity and our values ​​that we are defending”, continued Emmanuel Macron, who was questioned about the Ukraine as president and not as a presidential candidate.

He reaffirmed, as he had done on April 3 in a tweet, to be “extremely shocked [par] the unbearable scenes” in Boutcha, which must be condemned “with the greatest firmness”. “There are very clear indications today of war crimes [et] it is more or less established that it was the Russian army which was in this little town where civilians were massacred. “International justice must pass. Those who were behind these crimes will have to answer for them. [car] there will be no peace without justice”, according to him.

Dates that do not match between the discovery of the bodies and the departure of the Russian army from Boutcha

However, the Russian authorities have firmly denied any responsibility of the Russian army for the events that took place in Boutcha. The Russian Ministry of Defense thus denounced a “provocation” by recalling that the troops had left the city on March 30, “the day after the session of talks between Russia and Ukraine in Turkey”. However, in the eyes of the Russian authorities, the corpses shown in the images cannot have remained in the street for so long since “they do not have any typical lividity of the corpse and that in the wounds there is blood which has not coagulated”.

In addition, the mayor of Boutcha had not mentioned abuses during a short video posted on Twitter on March 31, where he proclaimed the liberation of the city by the Ukrainian army.

The total death toll is still uncertain. According to the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Iryna Venediktova, the lifeless bodies of 410 civilians were found in the territories of the Kyiv region recently recaptured from Russian troops. However, the perpetrators have still not been formally identified and, in the case of Boutcha, Reuters assured for its part that it “was not able to independently verify who was responsible for the deaths of the inhabitants. “.


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