French President Emmanuel Macron said that a new round of sanctions against Russia is needed due to the killing of civilians in Bucha. He added that there are clear indications that the Russian military is responsible for the situation in the Ukrainian city, Reuters reported.
"There are very clear clues pointing to war crimes. It is more or less established that the Russian army is responsible (for the killings in Bucha)," he said.
"What happened in Bucha requires a new round of sanctions and very clear measures," Macron stressed.
Macron said the new sanctions should target coal and oil.
Russia's economy, the agency wrote, is in its worst crisis since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 after the United States and its allies imposed sanctions over Putin's full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
On Sunday, April 3, Russia denied that its troops were responsible for the civilian deaths in the town of Bucha and claimed that Ukraine was "putting on a show for the Western media.