VIDEO. War in Ukraine: Emmanuel Macron condemns an “unworthy and amoral act of war” after the bombing of the Mariupol maternity hospital


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The French president spoke to journalists on Thursday after receiving the leaders of the 27 countries of the European Union in Versailles.

Convictions multiply in the aftermath of the bombing of a children’s hospital and a maternity hospital in Mariupol, a port city in southern Ukraine. Emmanuel Macron condemned, Thursday, March 10, a “unworthy and amoral act of war”. The French president spoke to journalists after having received, at the Palace of Versailles (Yvelines), the leaders of the 27 countries of the European Union.

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Shortly before, Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, condemned on franceinfo a bombardment “inhuman, heinous, cruel and tragic”. “I am convinced that it can be a war crime and it really needs an investigation”she added.

The raid on the establishment of Mariupol left three dead, including a young girl, and seventeen injured, according to the town hall of Mariupol. Moscow did not give an assessment but Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov tried to justify the strikes. “This maternity ward has long since been taken over by the Azov battalion and other radicals“, he argued, denying the presence of civilians on the scene.

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