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Russia Accuses Ukraine of Deadly Attacks on Belgorod: United Nations Security Council Meeting Called

Russia called a meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Saturday (Dec. 30) to accuse Ukraine of targeting citizens of Belgorod. With missiles and rockets At least 14 people were killed and dozens injured. and announced that he would not allow this attack to go unpunished.

The attack came a day after Ukraine revealed that a hail of Russian missiles had hit its cities, killing at least 39 people and wounding dozens. And Ukrainian officials said Saturday’s new attack also caused additional deaths in Kharkiv. in the northeastern part of the country

Belgorod is located just 30 kilometers from the border with Russia and has been repeatedly attacked by what Moscow describes as indiscriminate artillery shelling by Ukrainian forces.

Russia said two Vilkha missiles and a Czech-made rocket were used in the attack. While the United Nations Security Council will meet at 4:00 p.m. Saturday (December 30), New York time. (corresponding to Thailand at 4:00 a.m. Sunday) to discuss the attack in Belgorod. According to the announcement of the Russian delegation to the United Nations

Both Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky are scheduled to speak on Sunday (Dec. 31) on New Year’s Eve. As the conflict nears its two-year anniversary in February,

Russia’s Emergencies Ministry said the latest death toll was Among them were 12 adults and two children. “In addition, 108 people were injured, including 15 children.”

The Kremlin stated that Putin has been briefed on the incident. The Russian Foreign Ministry warned that the attack would not go unpunished.

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs which has frequently lamented the West’s supply of weapons to Ukraine. Accusing the United States and the UK provoked the Kiev government to commit acts of terrorism.

Another side in Ukraine Emergency services continued to search through the rubble on Saturday (Dec. 30), a day after the Russian attack. At least 39 people were killed in the deadliest attack since the beginning of the conflict.

The Ukrainian military estimates that Russia has fired 158 missiles and drones at Ukraine, but that 114 have been destroyed. “We are evaluating the impact of yesterday’s Russian attack,” Zelensky said on Saturday.

Vitaly Klitschko, Prime Minister of Kiev January 1 was declared a day of mourning in Kiev. At least 16 people have been killed in the area, while local officials said three more people were killed in Russian attacks across Ukraine on Saturday.

The Russian military stated that They have carried out 50 group strikes and one large-scale attack on military installations in Ukraine over the past week. Ready to brag that the attack hit every designated target.

Ukrainian Interior Minister Igor Klymenko said at least seven people were injured in Kharkiv. Among them were British journalists.

The United Nations condemns these attacks. and called for an immediate halt to the attacks.

Poland reports that a Russian missile briefly passed through their airspace. During the attack on Friday (Dec. 29)

After talking with President Andrzej Duda of Poland, Jens Stoltenberg NATO Secretary-General said the alliance stands united with Poland. He said NATO remains vigilant.

amid continuous attacks from Russia Ukraine calls on Western allies to maintain military support “Kiev needs additional and stronger support to stop this terrorism,” according to Ukrainian presidential aide Andriy Yermak.

(Source: AFP)

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2023-12-30 21:15:00

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