Zelensky 'pained' by Macron's cautioning against 'genocide' claims

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Speaking in a television interview about Russian killings of civilians in Ukraine, French President Emmanuel Macron said the Russian army had clearly committed war crimes but cautioned against describing the atrocities involving 'brotherly' peoples as 'genocide', prompting Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelensky to retort that Macron's reaction was 'painful'.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday denounced French leader Emmanuel Macron's refusal to call killings in Ukraine "genocide" and his reference to Russians as a "brotherly" people, reports NDTV.