France confirms aid workers killed in Russian strike

Two French aid workers have been killed in a Russian drone attack in the southern Ukrainian region of Kherson, French and Ukrainian officials have confirmed.
French Foreign Minister Stephane Sejourne wrote on social media that “two French volunteers have paid with their lives for their engagement to help the Ukrainians,” denouncing what he called “Russian barbarity” and insisting “Russia will have to answer for its crimes.”
Kherson Governor Oleksandr Prokudin said on Thursday via the Telegram messaging app that the Russian attack on the town of Beryslav, on the western bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson, had killed two French nationals and wounded three other foreigners.
French President Emmanuel Macron in a post on X called Thursday’s killings a “cowardly and disgraceful act”, and expressed his support for all volunteers engaged in helping other nations.
Beryslav, which sits on the Dnipro River close to the front line, has regularly been targeted by Russian drones and artillery.
On January 27, one person was killed there by an explosive launched by a Russian drone.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy offered his condolences and wished a speedy recovery to those injured.
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