Update on the war in Ukraine: 23 dead in Russian missile attack in Vinnytsia
Volodymyr Zelenskyy called Russia A “terrorist state” killed at least 23 people and injured dozens after a missile attack in the Ukrainian city of Vinnytsia, in another war crime against civilians in the besieged country.
The attacks on Thursday were carried out using Kalibr cruise missiles fired from a Russian submarine in the Black Sea, officials in Kyiv said.
“This day proved once again that Russia must be officially recognized as a terrorist state. No other country in the world poses such a terrorist threat as Russia.”
No other country in the world, said the wartime president, “allows itself to destroy peaceful cities and ordinary human life every day with cruise missiles and rocket artillery.”
“Unfortunately, this is not the definitive figure. Debris clearing continues. Dozens of people are reported missing.
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Arpan RaiJuly 15, 2022 6:16 am
Russia must be officially recognized as a terrorist state – Zelensky
Volodymyr Zelenskyy has again called for Russia to be officially recognized as a terrorist state, this time after a deadly attack in Vinnytsia, a town far behind the front lines, killed at least 23 people.
“This day proved once again that Russia must be officially recognized as a terrorist state. No other country in the world poses such a terrorist threat as Russia. No other country in the world allows itself to destroy peaceful cities and ordinary human life every day with cruise missiles and rocket artillery,” Zelenskyy said in his nightly address on Thursday.
He added: “Three children under the age of ten. And unfortunately that’s not the final number. Debris removal is underway. Dozens of people are believed to be missing. Among those who are hospitalized are seriously injured.”
Mr Zelensky said that one of the Russian missiles destroyed a key health facility, the Neuromed medical center. “There were people inside. Nataliya, she is 40 years old. Tetiana, she is 32 years old. Volodymyr, he is 61 years old. Vira, she is 55 years old. I saw her among the missing. See, it wasn’t even known what happened to the people who just went to the medical center…” Mr. Zelensky said.
“And if someone launched a rocket attack on a medical center in Dallas or Dresden, God forbid what would it be called? Wouldn’t that be called terrorism?” asked the Ukrainian President.
Mr Zelensky said a four-year-old girl was killed in the strike while a conference on Russian war crimes was being held in The Hague in the Netherlands.
“A conference that decided what should be done to ensure that every Russian military is punished,” he said.
Arpan RaiJuly 15, 2022 5:54 am
Russian missile attack on Vinnytsia kills 23
At least 23 people, including three children, were killed after a Russian missile hit the Ukrainian city of Vinnytsia far behind the front lines on Thursday.
The west-central town that has become Moscow’s most recent target, houses the command headquarters of Ukraine’s Air Force and was a target as early as March when the Russians used cruise missiles to hit them.
Three children, including a four-year-old girl, were killed in Thursday’s attack, Ukraine’s State Ambulance Service said.
Among the victims, 71 people were hospitalized and 29 others were reported missing.
Arpan RaiJuly 15, 2022 5:37 am
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Arpan RaiJuly 15, 2022 5:30 am