Kyiv: Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba on Saturday shared an image of a partially-destroyed residential apartment in the country’s capital Kyiv (Kiev) on Twitter, claiming it was hit by a Russian missile overnight. Demanding complete global isolation of Moscow, Kuleba said that the “peaceful city” survived another night of assault from ground forces and missiles during the Russian attack on Kyiv.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian soldiers partially repulsed a Russian attack on the capital, Ukraine’s military sources said early Saturday, only hours after President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned that Moscow would attempt to take Kyiv before dawn in the conflict that is now escalating every hour.
On the other hand, Kuleba tweeted: “Kyiv, our beautiful, peaceful city, has spent another night under attack by Russian ground forces and missiles. One of them hit an apartment building in Kyiv. I demand from the world to completely isolate the Russian Federation. Expel ambassadors. Oil embargo. Destroy the Russian economy. Stop the war criminals of the Russian Federation!”
Elsewhere on social media, Ukraine’s Health Minister on Saturday wrote that 198 civilians, including three children, have been killed so far by Russian forces attacking the pro-Western country.
Unfortunately, according to operative data, at the hands of the invaders we have 198 dead, including 3 children, 1,115 wounded, including 33 childrenUkraine Health Minister Viktor Lyashko on Facebook
On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin unleashed a full-scale invasion on Thursday that has killed dozens of people, forced more than 50,000 to flee Ukraine in just 48 hours and sparked fears of a new Cold War in Europe.
India is ‘deeply disturbed’ by recent turn of developments in Ukraine, said T. S. Tirumurti, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Urging that all efforts be made for the immediate cessation of violence and hostilities, he said no solution could ever be arrived at the cost of human lives.
Speaking at the United Nations Security Council meeting on Ukraine, Tirumurti said India was also deeply concerned about the welfare and security of the Indian community, including a large number of Indian students in Ukraine. “Contemporary global order has been built on UN Charter, international law and respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of states. We agreed to the Russian Federation’s President’s proposal. Currently, the parties are debating the location and timing of the negotiation process during these hours. The sooner negotiations begin, the better the chances of returning to normalcy,” he said.