As a result of the shelling of Vinnitsa, 21 people were killed

As a result of the shelling of Vinnitsa, 21 people were killed

Killed as a result of the shelling of Vinnitsa 21 people

Vinnitsa after shelling. July 14, 2022   21 people killed in Vinnytsia shelling

Ukraine officials said three children were among the dead

Russia launched rocket attacks on Vinnytsia on Thursday, killing at least 21 people, including three children .

Ukrainian officials called the action a war crime.

According to Ukrainian authorities, the strike was carried out by Kalibr cruise missiles launched from a Russian submarine in the Black Sea.< br />
“What is this, if not an open terrorist attack?” – President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky wrote on Telegram.

Denis Monastyrsky, Ukraine's interior minister, told a briefing in Vinnitsa that 21 people had died and 91 were injured, 50 of them seriously.

Three children were among the dead, Ukrainian officials said, adding that three cruise missiles were fired at the city. The State Emergency Service of Ukraine wrote on Telegram that a search is underway for 42 missing persons.

Zelensky told an international conference on the investigation of war crimes in Ukraine that the attack was on an “ordinary, peaceful city.”

cars and trams were on fire,” he said.

Vinnitsa, a city of 370,000 people about 200 km (125 miles) southwest of Kyiv, is home to the headquarters of the Ukrainian Air Force Command, according to the official Ukrainian military website. In March, Russia tried to hit the target with cruise missiles, the Ukrainian Air Force said at the time.

In a Twitter comment, Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba accused Russia of committing “another war crime.”

“This is terrorism. Deliberately killing civilians to spread fear. Russia is a terrorist state and should be legally recognized as such,” Kuleba wrote.

The United States and more than 40 other countries agreed on Thursday to coordinate investigations into Russian war crimes in Ukraine.