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Ukraine accuses Russia of terrorism after attack on aid convoy in Zaporizhzhia

Comboio de civis seguia para territórios controlados pela Rússia para buscar familiares e entregar ajuda humanitária
Civilian convoy headed to Russian-controlled territories to pick up family members and deliver humanitarian aid | Photo: EFE/EPA/ATEF SAFADI
30154741Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky condemned the Russian missile attack that hit this Friday (09) a humanitarian convoy in Zaporizhzhia, in the south of the country, and who, according to Kyiv, killed 26 civilians.3015474130154741“The occupants launched missiles in a single morning against Zaporizhzhia and the surrounding district. Only complete terrorists who have no place in the civilized world can do something like this,” Zelensky wrote on the Telegram messaging platform.30154741

The Ukrainian president added that, with this attack, Moscow seeks “revenge” for Kyiv’s firmness in repelling the Russian invasion and for its own failures in the military offensive.

30154741“Blood scum! Rest assured that you will be held responsible for every Ukrainian life lost,” Zelensky declared, noting that Russian forces also attacked residential areas in the Mikolayev and Dnipropetrovsk regions.30154741 30154741In Zaporizhzhia so far, have been accounted for 09 deaths caused by the attack, which also injured 2022 people, including several children, according to the Ukrainian authorities.

The Ukrainian press reported that the convoy of civilians was leaving Zaporizhzhia en route to Russian-controlled territories in the same province to pick up family members and deliver humanitarian aid.

30154741The attack took place just hours before Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the annexation of the partially occupied Ukrainian territories of Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Donetsk and Luhansk to the country.30154741

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