The EU condemned in the strongest possible terms attacks by Russia on civilians and civilian infrastructure in several Ukrainian cities and regions. They include central Kyiv, Kyiv region, Dnipro, Ivano-Frankivsk region, Kharkiv region, Khmelnytsky region, Kirovohrad region, Lviv, Mykolaiv, Sumy region, Ternopil, Vinnitsya, Zaporizhzhia region, and Zhytomyr region.
In a phone call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, High Representative Josep Borrell expressed his condolences to the victims of Russia’s “barbaric and cowardly” missile attacks, their families and the Ukrainian people.
“With these attacks Russia aims to do maximum harm. The indiscriminate targeting of civilians is prohibited under international humanitarian law and amounts to war crimes,” Borrell said.
Reacting to Lukashenko’s statement about the deployment of a joint Belarusian-Russian regional group of forces, Borrell called on the Belarusian authorities to immediately stop making Belarusian territory a launchpad for attacks on Ukrainian civilians.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen also stated:
“I am shocked and appalled by the vicious attacks on Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities. Russia once again has shown to the world what it stands for – it is terror and brutality. Those who are responsible have to be held accountable.”
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