KYIV (Reuters) – At least one person was killed and 15 others injured on Friday when a Russian missile fired at a clinic in the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipro, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said .
He denounced the attack as a crime against humanity, and the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense called it a serious war crime under the Geneva Conventions, which establish how soldiers and civilians should be treated in time. of war.
Video footage showed a devastated building with smoke billowing and rescue workers watching. Much of the upper floor of what appeared to be a three-story building had been badly damaged, as were cars parked nearby.
“Another (Russian) missile attack, another crime against humanity,” Zelenskiy wrote on Twitter.
“The buildings of a psychological clinic and a veterinary clinic in the city of Dnipro have been destroyed. To date, one person has been killed and 15 injured.”
Russia has denied repeated accusations that its soldiers committed war crimes in Ukraine.
Ukrainian officials said earlier on Friday that air defenses shot down 10 missiles and more than 20 drones launched by Russia in nighttime attacks on the capital Kiev, Dnipro and eastern regions.
Reuters was unable to verify the information.
Russia, which launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine 15 months ago, did not immediately comment on the reported airstrikes, but said Ukraine hit two regions in southern Russia with a rocket and a drone.