Russia bombs veterinary clinic in Ukraine; there are several injured

Russia shelled the Ukrainian city of Dnipro with missiles that hit a clinic and accused Ukraine having carried out a dozen attacks on the Belgorod region of Russianear the border between the two countries.

According to the Ukrainian authorities, at least 2 people died and some 30 were injured in the Dnipro bombardmentlocated 125 km from the front line.

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In Moscow, the Russian foreign ministerSergei Lavrov, received the Chinese emissary Li Hui to discuss possible solutions to the conflict, although he stated that he sees “serious obstacles” to peace created by Ukraine and the Western powers.

In Belgorod, the governor accused the Ukrainian military of having carried out dozens of artillery shots in the last 24 hours, which caused material damage, without victims.

In Dnipro, the head of the military administration, Serguii Lysak, claimed that Russia launched missiles at a residential area, where there are a medical clinic and a veterinary clinic.

According to Ukrainian sources, at least two people died and some 30 were injured in the bombing of that city, which before the Russian invasion in February 2022 was an industrial center of about a million inhabitants.

Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskyposted a video showing badly damaged buildings, from which columns of smoke are coming out.

Zelensky He stated that by attacking civilian medical facilities, “Russian terrorists once again confirm their status as combatants against everything humane and honest.”

The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed carrying out nighttime bombing raids in Ukraine but said it had targeted “munitions storage places.”

Ukraine said this week it had repelled a large-scale Russian bombardment of Dnipro, in which 16 missiles and 20 drones were launched.

“Hostile” attitudes towards Belarus

The governor of the Russian region of Belgorod, Viacheslav Gladkov, assured that at least five districts of that area of ​​southern Russia were bombarded by Ukrainian forces in the last 24 hours.

The shots took among their targets the town of Kozinka, on which 132 shells fell, according to Gladkov.

The Belgorodsky district, which surrounds the regional capital Belgorodsuffered 14 attacks, in particular from drones, one of which bombed an administrative building and caused damage, according to that report.

In Krasnodar, a Russian city 200 km from the Crimean peninsula, annexed by Moscow in 2014, two drones damaged buildings but caused no casualties, according to the governor, Veniamin Kondratiev.

These reports come just days after an armed incursion from Ukraine, claimed by two groups of Russian exiles fighting Moscow forces.

In another flashpoint, belarusan ally of Moscow, announced on Thursday that Russia had begun transferring nuclear weapons to its territory, following up on an announcement made in March by Putin.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskovdid not confirm this information on Friday and limited itself to pointing out that Belarus “faces unfriendly and even hostile attitudes from neighboring countries.”

Putin talks on the phone with Lula

At the diplomatic level, Putin held a telephone conversation with the President of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in which he told him that the Kremlin is “open” to dialogue and accused Ukraine and the Western powers of “blocking” the talks. , as reported by the Russian presidency.

Lula indicated on Twitter that he had declined an invitation from Putin to participate in an economic forum in St. Petersburg in June.

But, I reiterated Brazil’s willingness, along with India, Indonesia and China, to talk with both sides of the conflict in search of peace,” he added.

Foreign Minister Lavrov, for his part, highlighted China’s “balanced” position in the Ukraine conflict in his meeting with Li Hui.

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Li visited Russia after a tour of several European countries and after meeting for Zelensky in kyiv earlier this month.

With information from AFP


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