Russia has fired 131 rockets at Ukraine in four days, Arestovich said

In the last four days, Russia has fired 131 rockets against Ukrainian territory, Oleksiy Arestovich, an adviser to the head of Ukraine’s presidential administration, said on television.

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Monday’s rocket strike over a shopping center in Kremenchuk shows that no one in the Kremlin will take into account the casualties of Ukrainian civilians, he notes.

Arestovich recalls that two rockets landed in Kremenchuk, one of which hit a shopping center and the other a car repair shop (Ukrainian media reported that a hit had hit the stadium on the day).

“There are three versions of what happened: shot at the factory but hit the mall and the factory; shot at the mall but hit the factory; aimed at both targets at once. In any case, it violates the principles of war and morality. Although we have long known that this does not apply to the Kremlin, “Arestovich explains.

It is a crime, according to the adviser, to strike a densely populated city at 4 pm with a rocket with an accuracy of 600 meters.

“Same [noziegums] as the bombing of the maternity hospital and drama theater in Mariupol. Same crime as in Buča. “Every day the Russian army launches rockets in Kharkiv and Mykolaiv, in Kiev, the Dnieper, Odessa and other cities,” emphasizes Arestovich.

With the bombing of the city, Russia is trying to intimidate and break the Ukrainians, he said: “But we will not break in February-March, we will not break now.”

At least 18 people were killed in a June 27 attack in a shopping center in Kremenchuk. The missiles were fired from long-range bombers Tu-22M3 in the Kursk region, Ukrainian Air Force reported.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called the attack one of the most daring terrorist attacks in European history.

Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine with rocket fire, airstrikes and ground forces began in the early hours of 24 February. Russia initially mentioned Ukraine’s “denacification” as one of the targets of the invasion.

The occupiers of Ukraine have suffered heavy losses and are accused of deliberately killing civilians and other war crimes. The occupiers’ atrocities began to come to light en masse after the Ukrainians expelled them from the vicinity of Kiev, such as Bucha.

Russia’s treatment of Ukrainians, including the killing and setting up of filtration camps, is described in the “Fascist Manifesto” published by the Kremlin’s RIA Novosti news agency.

In general, the war in Ukraine has been going on since 2014, when Russia occupied the Crimean peninsula and started a war in eastern Ukraine.