World leaders and worldwide organisations condemn Russia following strikes throughout Ukraine on Monday morning.
A number of folks have been killed in a wave of lethal Russian air strikes on the capital, Kyiv, on Monday, with different Ukrainian cities additionally attacked.
Ukrainian officers known as on residents nationwide to hunt shelter amid the continuing bombardment.
The loss of life toll was not instantly clear.
A minimum of 5 folks have been killed in Kyiv, in response to some Ukrainian authorities.
Rostyslav Smirnov, an adviser to the Ukrainian ministry of inner affairs, mentioned at least eight folks have been killed and 24 have been injured in simply one of many Kyiv strikes, in response to preliminary info.
Different cities that have been struck embrace Lviv, within the west, and Dnipro.
The assaults are seen because the Kremlin’s response to the weekend explosion that broken the strategically essential bridge connecting the annexed Crimean peninsula to mainland Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed Ukraine for the incident calling it an “act of terrorism”.
Right here is how the world reacted:
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy mentioned on his Telegram account that Russia is “making an attempt to destroy us and wipe us off the face of the earth.”
“Please don’t go away (bomb) shelters,” he wrote. “Let’s maintain on and be sturdy.”
Zelenskyy mentioned that Russia was making an attempt to completely destroy Ukraine and that extraordinary folks on their option to work throughout the Monday morning rush had been killed.
“They’ve two targets. Power amenities all through the nation … the second goal is folks,” he added.
International Minister Dmytro Kuleba mentioned Putin’s “solely tactic is terror on peaceable Ukrainian cities”.
“He won’t break Ukraine down. That is additionally his response to all appeasers who wish to speak with him about peace: Putin is a terrorist who talks with missiles,” Kuleba tweeted.
A number of Russian missile strikes throughout Ukraine. Putin’s solely tactic is terror on peaceable Ukrainian cities, however he won’t break Ukraine down. That is additionally his response to all appeasers who wish to speak with him about peace: Putin is a terrorist who talks with missiles.
— Dmytro Kuleba (@DmytroKuleba) October 10, 2022
The president of the European Parliament mentioned the strikes in Kyiv have been “sickening”.
“It exhibits the world, once more, the regime we’re confronted with: One which targets indiscriminately. One which rains terror and loss of life down on kids,” Roberta Metsola tweeted.
What is going on now in #Kyiv is sickening.
It exhibits the world, once more, the regime we’re confronted with: One which targets indiscriminately. One which rains terror & loss of life down on kids.
That is felony. They are going to be held to account. Ukraine will win. Europe won’t look away. pic.twitter.com/0I594UlCMg
— Roberta Metsola (@EP_President) October 10, 2022
“A number of strikes in central Kyiv and throughout Ukraine this morning. Russia escalates its barrage of assaults on Ukrainian civilians,” Bridget A. Brink, the US ambassador to Ukraine, tweeted.
Canada’s Minister of International Affairs Melanie Joly known as the strikes “stunning and horrifying” including that focusing on civilians was a “battle crime”.
“Canada stands with the folks of Ukraine,” she tweeted.
Spoke with my Ukrainian counterpart, @DmytroKuleba, in regards to the missile strikes towards Kyiv and different cities throughout Ukraine.
That is stunning and horrifying. Concentrating on civilians is a battle crime. We’ll maintain Russia accountable.
Canada stands with the folks of Ukraine 🇺🇦
— Mélanie Joly (@melaniejoly) October 10, 2022