The French government on Thursday has summoned the Russian ambassador to Paris amid the ongoing war. The development comes days after France made an announcement that it would oust around 35 Russian diplomats as part of a unified European retaliation to the relentless military aggression by the Kremlin troops. The aforementioned decision comes in the wake of the horrifying civilian massacre in Ukraine’s Bucha region, where Russian troops were pulled out from recently.
Along with France, four other European nations like, the Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, as well as the Czech Republic, have ordered to expel the Russian personnel, claiming suspected espionage. Belgium has announced to expel 21 Russian diplomats, whereas the Netherlands had announced the deportation of 17 Russian envoys who, as per the Dutch Foreign Ministry, were operating as intelligence officials. At least four Russian diplomats have been ordered to leave Ireland, while at least one ambassador has been expelled from the Czech Republic.
At the same time, in the wake of mounting international outcry on the horrifying genocide in Ukraine, France would provide technical as well as expert help in the investigation of Russian army atrocities in main cities such as Bucha, Irpin, and elsewhere.
As per the media reports, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated on Tuesday that French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to offer all required cooperation to investigate
According to media reports, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated on Tuesday that French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to offer all necessary cooperation in the investigation of Russia’s crimes in Ukraine.
In addition to this, Zelenskyy also added that he has requested Macron to assist civilians imprisoned in the besieged city of Mariupol, which has been under Russian bombardment since the commencement of its special “military operations.”
France has further joined other nations in condemning the Bucha massacres at a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting on Tuesday.