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Poland calls on Russia to 'stop criminal actions in Ukraine' after latest missile attack

29.12.2023 15:00
Poland's foreign ministry has urged Russia to stop its "criminal actions in Ukraine," after the Kremlin's drone and missile strike on Ukrainian cities overnight into Friday killed at least 12 people.     
The headquarters of Polands foreign ministry in Warsaw.
The headquarters of Poland's foreign ministry in Warsaw.Lukas Plewnia from Berlin, Deutschland, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

The foreign ministry in Warsaw issued the statement on the X social media platform on Friday afternoon.

It said the year was ending with a "large-scale Russian attack which has killed and harmed dozens of people in Ukraine, including Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa and Zaporizhzhia."

Poland's foreign ministry stated: "We offer our solidarity and support to the victims and their families, and call on the Kremlin to stop their criminal actions in Ukraine."

Russia on Friday morning fired 158 missiles against Ukrainian cities, including Kyiv, Odesa and Lviv, killing at least twelve people and injuring 76, and also struck a critical infrastructure facility in the Lviv region which borders Poland, according to news outlets.

The defence ministry in Kyiv said it was Russia's "most massive air attack" since it invaded Ukraine in February 2022.

Friday is day 674 of Russia’s war on Ukraine.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, launching the largest military campaign in Europe since World War II.


Source: IAR, Reuters, RBC-Ukraine