- By Jaroslav Lukiv
- BBC Information
A Russian “guided bomb” has hit a blood transfusion centre in north-eastern Ukraine, killing two folks and injuring 4, Ukrainian officers say.
Volodymyr Zelensky posted a picture of the constructing on hearth on account of Saturday night time’s assault round Kupiansk, within the Kharkiv area.
“This struggle crime alone says all the things about Russian aggression,” he mentioned.
Russia has not commented. It has beforehand denied all allegations of concentrating on civilians – or struggle crimes.
Town of Kupiansk and close by settlements had been seized by Russian troops within the first few days of Moscow’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, launched in February 2022.
The world was liberated throughout a Ukrainian counter-offensive final September, however comes below missiles and shelling each day.
In a submit on social media, Mr Zelensky described the perpetrators as “beasts”.
“Defeating terrorists is a matter of honour for everybody who values life,” he added.
Mr Zelensky didn’t give particulars of the casualties. However native officers later posted the identical picture including particulars concerning the assault on what they described as a non-residential constructing.
President Zelensky additionally mentioned that on Saturday Russia individually carried out a missile assault, concentrating on an aeronautical firm run by group Motor Sich within the western Khmelnytskyi area.
On Sunday, Russia’s air defences destroyed a drone because it approached Moscow, town’s mayor, Sergei Sobyanin, mentioned.
Final week, an workplace block on a Moscow skyscraper was hit two days in a row by Ukrainian drones, Russian authorities mentioned.
Ukraine has not publicly admitted finishing up such assaults.
Moscow has additionally accused Ukraine on Saturday of hitting a Russian tanker with 11 crew members within the Black Sea – the second such sea drone assault in as many days.
Russian maritime officers mentioned the engine room of the Sig tanker was broken within the assault within the Kerch Strait. No-one was injured.
The Kerch Strait connects the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, separating Crimea – Ukraine’s peninsula annexed by Moscow in 2014 – and Russia’s Taman peninsula.
Ukraine has not publicly commented. However a Ukrainian safety service supply informed the BBC a sea drone had been used.
In one other growth, the Chonhar highway bridge linking mainland Ukraine to Crimea was hit by a Ukrainian missile strike on Sunday, based on Russia’s RIA information company.
Moscow-installed Kherson regional governor Vladimir Saldo wrote on Telegram that one other small bridge, connecting the port metropolis of Henichesk and the slim Arabat Spit on Crimea’s north-east coast, had been shelled.
A civilian driver was harm and a fuel pipeline was broken, leaving 20,000 folks with out fuel.