20:45 03 Feb 2024

French prosecutor's office to investigate deaths of two French volunteers in Ukraine's Kherson region

Photo: Kherson City Military Administration

The anti-terrorist prosecutor's office of France opened proceedings on the death of two French citizens who were volunteers in the Kherson region.

BFMTV reported this.

The investigation was opened in the case of war crimes and intentional harm to the life of a person who is under the protection of international humanitarian law. The gendarmes of the Central Directorate for Combating Crimes Against Humanity will investigate the case. The French prosecutor's office has opened ten similar cases since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Russia in February 2022.

The presidents of Ukraine and France reacted to the death of two French volunteers. French President Emmanuel Macron called it a "cowardly and dishonorable act," and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky noted that "Russian terror knows no borders and no nationality of the victims."

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As Rubryka previously reported, on February 1, Russian invaders attacked Beryslav, Kherson region: they dropped ammunition on two cars carrying representatives of the humanitarian center. Two French citizens died as a result of the explosion. Three more French citizens and an activist of the organization's Ukrainian representative office from Odesa suffered mine-explosive injuries and gunshot wounds.

It is important to mention that on the night of February 1, Kherson suffered heavy bombardment from Russian troops. The local authorities revealed the aftermath of the attack on the city, which resulted in destruction.


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