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Macron announces creation of ‘register of damage’ caused by Russia in Ukraine war

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that an international list tallying all the damage inflicted on Ukraine by Russia in its full-scale invasion of the country will be established, AFP quotes him as saying.

According to the French leader, the decision was made at the Council of Europe meeting in Iceland by its 46 member states.

Macron also called on other countries to join the initiative and make additions to the register’s database. According to AFP, the US is already looking at contributing to the list.

The idea was also backed by Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal

“I think that we will make a real step towards finding a mechanism of compensation for the atrocities that Russia caused in Ukraine. This is only the first step. A compensation mechanism is still ahead. And ultimately there should be a tribunal over the crime of the Russian aggression,” he said as quoted by European Pravda.

On 16 May, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that the UK, France, and the Netherlands would work together with Kyiv on a “fighter jet coalition”.

The countries “would work to build an international coalition to provide Ukraine with combat air capabilities, supporting with everything from training to procuring F-16 jets,” a Downing Street spokesperson noted.

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