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‘Heinous act of terrorism’ – Kremlin condemns deadly Ukrainian attack on Donetsk

Russia will continue its military operation against Kiev to prevent further strikes on civilians, Dmitry Peskov has said

The Ukrainian shelling of the Russian city of Donetsk on Sunday that killed at least 27 civilians was a “heinous act of terrorism,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said. He vowed that Moscow will do everything possible to prevent such attacks from happening again.

The Ukrainian missile strike, which also injured 25 people, many of them seriously, hit a busy local market and shops. The Russian Foreign Ministry earlier called the attack “barbaric” and suggested it was carried out with Western support.

Speaking to reporters on Monday, Peskov condemned the shelling and said the high death toll was caused by Kiev’s use of “indiscriminate weapons.” Russian President Vladimir Putin has been fully briefed and local authorities are taking all the necessary measures, the spokesman added.

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The Kiev regime continues to show its savage face, they strike at civilian infrastructure, at people, at the civilian population,” Peskov stated.

He went on to stress that the Russian Defense Ministry, the air defense forces, and other agencies are doing their utmost to ensure protection for civilians from “these kinds of terrorist attack.”

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January 22, 2024 at 03:22PM
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