Moscow Urges French Authorities to Disclose Details of Nanterre Minor’s Murder and Ensure Accountability

Today, Thursday, the Russian Foreign Ministry called on the French authorities to immediately reveal the circumstances of the murder of a minor in Nanterre, on the outskirts of Paris, and take the necessary measures to punish those responsible.

“We call on the (French) authorities to immediately disclose the circumstances of the French-instigated murder and take the necessary measures to punish those responsible,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on Thursday.

Zakharova expressed Moscow’s “extreme concern about the critical situation” in France.

“The situation in France vividly reflects the aggravation of the problems of modern French society and the presence of deep contradictions in it,” said the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

And she stressed that the French authorities should “seriously pay attention to the growth of extremism in society and be more attentive to the growth of xenophobia and racism in the country.”
“The situation in France should not threaten the security of our common European continent,” she said.

On June 27, a police officer shot and killed a 17-year-old man during a road check in Nanterre.

The incident sparked protests for a week and riots in a number of French cities.

According to the French Interior Ministry, the protesters set fire to more than 12,000 cars across the country, as well as about 500 government buildings and police stations.

More than 4,000 people were arrested, most of them minors.

Source: News

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