Biden, Macron resolve to hold Russia accountable for atrocities, war crimes in Ukraine

French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. President Joe Biden hold a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., December 1, 2022. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden and French President Emanuel Macron pledged to hold Russia accountable for "widely documented atrocities and war crimes" in Ukraine, the two leaders said in a statement issued after their White House meeting.

The leaders reiterated "their steadfast resolve to hold Russia to account for widely documented atrocities and war crimes, committed both by its regular armed forces and by its proxies, including mercenary entities," the statement said.

Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Doina Chiacu, Editing by Franklin Paul

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