The President of Ukraine takes the issue to twitter, talks about the ‘pure terror’ by Russia.
As tensions between Russia and Ukraine continue to escalate, another attack surges after a Russian missile destroys a Ukrainian clinic.
A clinic in Dnipro, an eastern Ukrainian city, was devastated after a Russian missile hit on Friday. There were two fatalities and about 23 injuries as a result of the violence. The Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy shared this heart wrenching visuals through his tweet that expressed the incident as “a terror with no military purpose”.
A building, which seemed to be of three storey, with most of its upper part damaged, can be seen in the footage shared by the President. The building of the clinic, as in the video, was completely engulfed in smoke and almost devastated. Zelensky, on twitter, quoted this missile attack on the psychological and veterinary clinic to be another crime against humanity.
His tweet along with this disastrous footage, stated that a clinic can only be battled down by an “evil state”, adding that there is unlikely to be any military motivation behind the same and is a pure Russian terror.
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According to the Geneva Conventions, which outline how soldiers and civilians should be approached in situations of war, the Ukrainian Defence Ministry condemned it as a serious war crime. The events in Dnipro, an extensive city that has often come under bombardment since Moscow started its complete takeover 15 months ago, were not immediately addressed by Russia.
Despite its airstrikes frequently targeted civilian infrastructure, like homes and hospitals, Moscow has rejected accusations that its soldiers executed war crimes and refuses purposefully aiming civilians.
Previous attacks between Russia and Ukraine:
Earlier on Friday Moscow claimed that Ukraine had used a rocket and a drone to attack two regions in southern Russia, however the missile had been knocked off by its air defences. In attacks against Dnipro, Kyiv, and other eastern districts overnight, Russia reportedly launched 10 missiles and more than 20 drones, which Ukraine claimed to have shot down.
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According to Zelenskiy’s office, an oil store had been struck twice and a fire had started on the periphery of the northeastern city of Kharkiv as a result of the damaged pumping equipment.
A senior military intelligence official claimed last week that Russia had changed the target of its missile strikes in an attempt to thwart plans for a Ukrainian retaliation following several months of strikes on energy facilities. According to him, military infrastructure and supplies were being attacked more frequently.
The regional governor reported on May 26 that two drones had destroyed buildings in the city’s centre in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar, the most recent in a string of aerial assaults on areas close to Ukraine. Krasnodar, which is located to the east of Crimea that Moscow has occupied, has mostly escaped bombardment while other Russian districts have been routinely targeted.
The statement came following the western Belgorod governor’s claims that the region had been attacked heavily over the previous night and following social media posts about a blast in Krasnodar. Buildings have been damaged, but important infrastructure was unaffected. The fact that there were no casualties is crucial, said the governor. He also expressed gratitude for the city’s assistance and asserted that “investigations are ongoing.”