UN Security Council to meet Tuesday over Russian strikes

AFP , Monday 27 Jun 2022

Ukraine has called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council over Russian strikes on civilian targets, the UN body said, scheduling the event for Tuesday at 1900 GMT.

Ferit Hoxha, Albania s permanent representative to the UN
Ferit Hoxha, Albania s permanent representative to the United Nations and president of the Security Council for the month of June, at the UN headquarters in New York, on June 1, 2022. Albania began its month-long, rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council. Photo Courtesy of the official Twitter account of Albania in UN (@AlMissionUN)


A missile strike Monday on a shopping centre in central city of Kremenchuk "is the main focus" of the meeting, said a spokesman for the Albanian mission, which holds the rotating Security Council presidency.

The "shelling all over Kyiv" on Sunday, which hit a residential complex, will also be discussed at the meeting, the spokesman said.

Thirteen people have been confirmed killed in the Kremenchuk strike, which has already brought condemnation from the United Nations and world leaders.

Ukraine officials have accused Moscow of targeting civilians after reports of two other strikes in the east of the country Monday that killed at least 12 civilians in all.

Russia, which invaded Ukraine in February, has denied that strikes Sunday on the Ukrainian capital hit a residential area, saying it targeted a weapons factory.

Kyiv mayor Vitaly Klitchko said the Sunday strikes killed one person and wounded six, including a seven-year-old girl, in Russia's first strikes on the city in nearly three weeks.

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