The head of foreign policy of the European Union (EU), Josep Borrell, condemned on Monday “the continuous indiscriminate and illegal bombing of civilians and civilian infrastructure by the Russian Armed Forces” in Ukraine.
In a press release, Borrell asserted that “Ukraine is being hit by the most intense missile attacks from the Russian Federation for weeks, in particular in the Ukrainian region of Luhansk, Severodonetsk, Lisichansk and Popasna.”
Borrell said that major cities in eastern Ukraine, including Kharkiv, “continue to be attacked indiscriminately, leading to further destruction of civilian life and infrastructure,” noting that “the attacks on Lviv and other cities in western Ukraine show that no part of the country is safe from the Kremlin’s senseless attack.”
The head of European diplomacy reiterated that “the EU actively supports the work of the International Criminal Court and the measures to guarantee accountability for violations of human rights and international humanitarian law” and added that “there can be no impunity for war crimes.
“The EU commends the strength, courage and resistance of the Ukrainian people in resisting Russian aggression and shows strong solidarity with them, including by supporting the delivery of military equipment,” Borrell said.
The diplomat stressed that “Russia must immediately and unconditionally cease hostilities and withdraw all military forces and equipment from Ukraine.”
Hours earlier, the mayor of Lviv, Andri Sadovi, reported that at least six people were killed and 11 more wounded in the latest Russian missile attacks on the city.
Sadovi pointed out that the city was hit by five missiles in the morning hours and that among the dead is a child.
*Translated by Daniel Gallego.
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