21 civilians killed in attack denied by Moscow
Russia continues attacks on civilian targets and off the front lines. In the most recent, it hit residential buildings and a tourist complex in Serhiyivka, in the Odessa region, killing at least 21 people, including a child, and injuring dozens. The Russian leader is again signaling the path to “unification with Belarus” at a time when Ukrainians fear that Vladimir Putin will drag Alexander Lukashenko into the war. Kiev receives a new message of European support, but also the warning that reforms must be carried out and the fight against corruption.
According to the El País reporter in Serhiyivka, the most recent episode of the Russian attack on civilians was no longer bloody because, hours before, a football tournament in which a hundred children participated had ended, and they had already left the tourist unit where were housed and which was one of the targets of Russian bombers.
On the same day that they gave up on the island of Serpents – which was counterattacked again and again by Ukrainian forces, and which was allegedly hit with incendiary ammunition by Russian aviation on Friday – located in the Black Sea, the Russians would have given the order to march to five submarines so far moored in Sevastopol, Crimea. But, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, it was with anti-ship missiles launched by aviation that they attacked the town located about 80 kilometers from Odessa. It has been his method that Russian forces have hit civilians in cities far from the conflict, “rhythmically”, as Putin said the day before about the unfolding of the military operation.
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