The Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has referred to the missile attack on the city of Vinnytsia as a “open act of terrorism,” on Thursday, which left at least 20 people dead and more than 100 others injured.
There were eight missiles, and two of them impacted the city’s centre, Zelensky claimed in a virtual speech at the Ukraine Accountability Conference in The Hague. Twenty persons have died, three of them being children. There are an enormous number of injured.
He claimed that in addition to the vehicles, homes, a hospital, and community buildings had been damaged or set on fire. Zelensky informed the gathering that “Russian terror” was behind this. The attack on Vinnytsia took place in the middle of the morning when the streets were full of people , far from the war’s frontlines.
The attack on Vinnytsia took place in the middle of the morning while the streets were crowded and away from the front lines of the conflict. It appeared to strike a commercial area, igniting cars and blanketing the city in plumes of dense, black smoke.
The head of the state-run Russian television network RT claimed that military officers informed her that a building in Vinnytsia was targeted because it contained Ukrainian “Nazis” despite the fact that the Russian military has not verified the hit.
One of the biggest cities in Ukraine is Vinnytsia, which has a population of 370,000. Since the start of the conflict, thousands of people have fled to the east of Ukraine, where Russia has concentrated its onslaught.
Only six of the dead have been identified thus far, according to the national police chief, while 39 individuals are still missing. A local health care authority reported that of the 52 victims admitted to the hospital, five are still in critical condition and 34 had severe injuries.
According to officials, the missiles started a fire that quickly spread to encompass 50 vehicles in a nearby parking lot. People were reported missing, according to Ukrainian authorities.
A dead infant in a buggy near to a severed foot was one of the horrifying pictures taken at the scene. The mother of the child lived, but she lost a leg. As the EU’s justice and foreign ministers gathered in The Hague for a debate on alleged Russian war crimes, news of the strike broke.
President Zelensky calling for a “special tribunal” into Russia’s war against Ukraine, which is now in its fifth month said “I believe it is inevitable that International Criminal Court will bring accountability to those guilty of crimes under its jurisdiction: war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide” .
Russian Kalibr cruise missiles were fired by a submarine in the Black Sea at Vinnytsia, a city some 167 miles southwest of the Ukrainian capital, according to Ukrainian officials, who claimed that civilians were killed and injured.
The governor of the area of Vinnytsia, which is a long way from the fighting, claimed that two of the four missiles that had been launched had been shot down by Ukrainian air defences.