Bombing of Dnipro building a ‘war crime’
The effects of the Russian bombing of a residential building in Dnipro, which killed at least 36 people, are still ongoing.
On Monday, Sweden, which holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union, branded what happened as a “war crime”.
Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Christerson said in a joint press conference in Stockholm with European Council President Charles Michel that the Swedish government condemned in the strongest possible terms the ongoing systematic Russian attack on civilians, including Saturday’s rocket attack on an apartment building in Dnipro.
He added that deliberate attacks on civilians were war crimes and stressed that those responsible would be held accountable.
The Kremlin denies
This came while the Kremlin on Monday denied responsibility for the attack, stressing that Moscow was only bombing military targets and citing the possibility that a missile from Ukraine’s air defense had fallen on the building.
Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that Russian forces did not bomb residential buildings or civilian facilities, but military targets.
The governor of the Ukrainian region, Valentin Reznichenko, said the fate of 35 residents of the building is still unknown, raising fears the death toll will double.
It is noteworthy that the Dnipro attack took place on Saturday, at a time when the western powers are considering sending tanks to Kyiv.
It also comes ahead of a meeting of Ukraine’s allies in Ramstein, Germany next Friday, where the governments will announce their latest pledges of military support.
While the Ukrainian authorities announced on Monday that the death toll from the Russian bomb attack on a residential building in the city of Dnipro has risen to 35.
While hopes of rescuing other survivors were dashed under the rubble of the building yesterday.
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