Thirteen civilians were killed in Russian attacks in the center of the Dnipropetrovsk region. UkraineThe local governor said on Wednesday.
“It was a terrible night. 11 people died”Valentin Reznichenko wrote on Telegram.
He said in a later post that two more people died overnight.
Twelve victims were killed in the attacks on the village of manganeseacross the river Dnieper from nuclear power plant zapsoriziaTold mykola lukashukiHead of the Regional Council.
“Administrative buildings were damaged: tall buildings, a school, a cultural palace, a city hall building”Told.
“In the city, the power line was cut. Several thousand people are without electricity. ,
Reznichenko urged residents to heed the air raid sirens and seek shelter.
“I beg and beg you… don’t let the Russians kill you,” he said.
The largest Zaporizhzhia plant in Europe, It is occupied by Russian troops and has been at the center of renewed fighting.
Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of shelling near the plant, and Kyiv says Moscow is using it as a base for troops and ammunition to defend itself from Ukrainian forces.
return of Crimea
President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskysaid on Tuesday that Russia’s war against its country began with an offensive Crimea And his release should end.
“It’s against the Russian war Ukraine And against the whole of independent Europe it began with Crimea and must end with the liberation of Crimea, ”the president assured in his daily message to the population.
Zelensky emphasized the importance of the Crimean peninsula to Ukraine and reiterated that the Ukrainian people would never leave it, despite the fact that Russia has “turned it into one of the most dangerous places in Europe.”
“(Since its merger,) Russia has brought massive repression, environmental problems, economic despair and war to Crimea., Perhaps one day historians will determine how many people died as a result of Russia’s use of Crimea for terrorism.”
However, he stressed that the presence of “Russian occupiers” in Crimea is “a threat to the whole of Europe and to global stability,” arguing that the Black Sea region “may not be safe if Crimea is annexed.”
“There will be no stable and lasting peace in many countries on the Mediterranean coast until Russia can use our peninsula as its military base,” he said.
because of this reason, Zelensky bet that the Russian war against Ukraine should end with the liberation of the peninsulaHowever, he acknowledged that it is “impossible” to set a date for such a milestone to occur.
(with information from AFP)