Ukraine urged the European Union and the G7 to impose more sanctions to end the Russian missile and drone industry

File photo of the Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Dmitro Kuleba, during the G7 summit in Germany on May 13, 2022 (Kay Nietfeld/REUTERS) (POOL/)

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba urged the G7 and the European Union to “kill” the Russian missile and drone industry by imposing sanctions after the new massive attack this Saturday against several regions of Ukraine.

“Each wave of missiles further depletes Russian reserves. However, they are still capable of producing new ones. We can and must end your missile and drone industry with a massive sanctions attack”, Kuleba wrote in a message on Twitter, quoted by the Ukrainian outlet Evropeiska Pravda.

The minister urged the group of the seven most industrialized countries in the world and the EU to “implement without delay the relevant sanctions proposed by Ukraine.”

Rescuers in front of a residential building heavily damaged by a Russian missile attack in Dnipro, Ukraine, on January 14, 2023 (REUTERS)
Rescuers in front of a residential building heavily damaged by a Russian missile attack in Dnipro, Ukraine, on January 14, 2023 (REUTERS) (UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SER /)

Several Ukrainian regions declared alert this afternoon for a new wave of Russian missile attacks that have hit residential areas, according to Ukrainian sources.

The regional military administrations of Kharkiv Y Leopolis reported missile impacts against critical infrastructure facilities. Likewise, the respective military administrations reported the activation of anti-aircraft defense systems in the regions of Mykolaiv Y Odessa.

In addition, several explosions were heard this Saturday morning in kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. Ukrainian presidential adviser Kirilo Timoshenko indicated on Telegram that these attacks targeted key facilities in the capital, at the height of the Orthodox New Year celebrations.

Brutal attack in Dnipro

An attack against a residential building in the city of dniproin eastern Ukraine, left this Saturday at least five dead and 27 injuredaccording to the authorities.

“There are already five dead,” Dnipropetrovsk Governor Valentyn Reznichenko said on Telegram, where he posted a photo of an apartment block reduced to ruins. “27 people were injured. Among them are six children. They’re all in the hospital.”he pointed.

The attack hit the entrance of a nine-story buildingturning several floors into smoking rubble.

“Eternal memory to all the lives taken by Russian terror! The world must stop this evil”, the Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelensky. “Debris removal continues in Dnipro…we are fighting for every person, for every life,” the president added.

The intentional attack against the civilian population, such as the deliberate bombing of a residential building, is a war crime.

Dnipro Mayor Borys Filatov said in a Facebook post that removing the rubble will take all night, adding that The entire area has lost power.

In a message on Telegram, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Schmyhal stated that “today’s missile attacks against Ukrainian cities They are further proof that Russia is a terrorist and has no place in the civilized world.”.

Referring to the missile hits in Dnipro and critical infrastructure in other regions, Schmyhal noted that the “heroic air defense forces continue to shoot down most of the enemy targets, thus saving the lives of thousands of people.” “We will never forget or forgive the pain that the Russian barbarians have brought to our land. The bloody trail will linger in Russia for generations. Punishment for these acts will be inevitable.”, he added.

(With information from EFE)

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