On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone with French President Emmanuel Macron. Putin accused Ukraine of war crimes during this time. Putin stated that Russia is doing everything in its power to save Ukrainian civilians from certain death. Efforts such as the construction of a humanitarian corridor are included in this.
According to a Russian statement released in conjunction with Putin’s meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, the French President was informed of daily war crimes committed by Ukrainian security forces. Russia claims Ukraine has launched massive rocket attacks, particularly in the Donbass region. Parts of this region are under the control of separatists backed by Russia.
Let us remind you that Putin has already been charged with violating the Geneva Conventions. For the first time, US President Joe Biden referred to Putin as a “war criminal” on Friday.
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Discussion of France’s initiative
The meeting between the two leaders took place as a result of a French initiative to hold talks between Moscow and Kyiv to end the conflict in Ukraine. Macron has met with Putin dozens of times in person and on the phone to discuss ending the conflict. Macron is hoping for a diplomatic solution to the problem.
expressed concern about the situation in Mariupol
Mariupol, which has a population of 4.5 million people, is the city most affected by Russian attacks at the moment.
During the one-hour-and-ten-minute meeting, Macron expressed concern about the city of Mariupol in Ukraine’s south. Russian attacks have had the greatest impact on this city. Since March 2, Russian troops have surrounded the city. In Mariupol, power, water, gas, mobile networks, and food supplies were all cut off. The population is estimated to be around 4.5 lakhs.
Macron stated that concrete measures should be taken to ensure the safety of city residents. The French President also called for the Russian siege to be lifted and humanitarian aid to be provided.
What is the definition of warcrime?
Under the Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907, a country can be prosecuted for war crimes if it uses extremely lethal bombs to target civilians, residential areas, schools, or hospitals during a war.
Intentionally killing civilians or prisoners of war, torture, hostage-taking, unnecessary destruction of civilian property, sexual violence during war, looting, and enlistment of children in the military are all examples of war crimes. Crimes such as genocide, for example.