Ukraine says it will respond to shelling of town, vows to hurt Russians more

(Reuters) – Ukraine will respond to Russian shelling of the city and must consider how to inflict as much damage on Russia as possible to end the war quickly, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Wednesday.

Ukraine said 13 people were killed and 10 injured when rockets were fired at Marhanets from the site of a Russian-held nuclear power plant in the Dnipropetrovsk region.

“The Armed Forces of Ukraine, our intelligence services and our law enforcement agencies will not leave today’s Russian shelling in the Dnipropetrovsk region unanswered,” Zelensky said in a late-night video address.

It underscored the need for allies to provide more powerful weapons to the Ukrainian military, he said.

“We will free our land and ensure the security of Ukraine as soon as the businessmen suffer,” he said.

“Everyone who defends their state and helps Ukraine should think about this – how to reduce the potential damage of the occupiers to reduce the war.”

Millions of people have been displaced, thousands of civilians have been killed and cities, towns and villages destroyed in the war, which began on February 24 when Russian forces invaded its neighbour. Ukraine and its Western allies have accused Russian forces of targeting civilians and committing war crimes, allegations Russia denies.

(Reporting by David Ljunggren and Ronald Popesky; Editing by Leslie Adler and Grant McCool)

Source link

Leave a Comment