The UN Secretary General, at a press conference, said, “I am here to say to you, Mr President & to the people of Ukraine.”
New Delhi: Amid official visit of the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to Ukraine’s Kyiv, Russian forces have reportedly bombarded the city. According to the reports, two missiles hit the Ukrainian capital causing injury to at least 10 persons. One missile reportedly hit a residential building in the central Shevchenko district. The UN Secretary General, at a press conference, said, “I am here to say to you, Mr President & to the people of Ukraine: We will not give up. The UN will keep pushing for ceasefire while working on immediate steps to save lives & reduce suffering.
Russian bombarding was reported soon after Antonio Guterres concluded his talks with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Government sources said that the UN Chief and his team were safe. A Ukrainian official tweeted, “Missile strikes in the downtown of Kyiv during the official visit of @antonioguterres. The day before he was sitting at a long table in the Kremlin, and today explosions are above his head. Postcard from Moscow? Recall why still takes a seat on the UN Security Council?”
As per the reports, Russian bombardment has been from several parts of Ukraine. The Ukrainian army has intercepted many of the missiles on the way to hit the cities. Reports of severe attacks were coming from port city Mariupol where many people have reportedly been injured.
Meanwhile, Ukraine on Friday alleged the Russian Federation of using ammunition depots in Transnistria to smuggle weapons. A Ukrainian Defence Ministry representative reportedly said that Russia occupied the territory of Transnistria three decades back and has been conducting mobilization exercises since then with a task force of its troops stationed in this region.
He said that the current situation in the region is a clear indication of the Russian Federation’s readiness to exploit Transnistria as a new springboard for the attack, not only against Ukraine but also against Moldova.