The European Union (EU) has accused Russia of further escalating war against Ukraine. The EU made the accusation in a statement on Friday.
“This week marks another escalation in Russia’s illegal war of aggression against Ukraine with increasingly indiscriminate and bloody shelling of civilian areas,’’ the spokesman for EU Foreign Affairs Chief Josep Borrell said in Brussels.
He cited missile and drone attacks on Odessa and Kiev as examples in addition to a large supermarket, a railway station and a petrol station hit with heavy artillery in the Kherson Region.
“The latest of these Russia’s barbarities killed over 20 people and injured almost 50 in Kherson, all of them civilians.
“This reckless killing of civilians and destruction of civilian infrastructure must stop immediately,’’ the spokesman said.
He said that the EU remained committed to holding the perpetrators accountable.