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Ukrainian President Volodymyr ZelenskyyAppelled NATO and the international community for a declaration Russia a “terrorist state” followingThe missile strike on adetention center that murdered some 50Ukrainian prisoners of war last week.
On Tuesday ZelenskyyGreetings from the head of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Zbigniew Rau and NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg in Kyiv and said he “paid special attention to the issue of our prisoners of war kept by Russia.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr ZelenskyyHe inspects the damaged buildings while he is visiting the war-torn Mykolaiv region on June 18, 2022.
(Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP
RUSSIA CLAIMS 40 UKRAINIANPOWS KILLED IN STRATE WITH US HIMARS. UKRAINE DECRIES ‘BRUTAL EVIL’
“In particular… the Russian terroristOlenivka must be attacked [the]The ultimate argument for civilized countries ofThe world will officially recognize RussiaAs a terrorist state,” Zelenskyyhe said in his nightly address.
“Isn’t this? aThis is an egregious and brutal act of terrorism?” he questioned.
Zelenskky’s outrage stems from aMissile strike that struck a Russian detention center holding Ukrainian POWs outside ofDonetsk Friday
RussiaThe Ukrainian forces immediately tried to blame the attack on the U.S. and claimed that U.S.-supplied HIMARS were responsible.
Officials from Ukraine denied the accusations, and one of them told Fox News Digital that it was. a”Brutal execution of POWs.”
Ukraine’s defense ministry later confirmed that the “Armed Forces ofThe Ukraine didn’t launch missiles [or]Artillery firings in the vicinity of Olenivka settlement.”
Combination photo showing satellite images of aPrison before aGet on! afacility in Olenivka Ukraine, July 27, 2022.
(Satellite Image 2022 Maxar Technologies/Handout via Reuters
NORTHERN UKRAINE PUMMELED WITH TWO DOZEN MISSILES DURING STATEHOOD DAY
Ukraine claims that around 40 Ukrainian soldiers were killed, with 75 more injured. RussiaThe rumors are that it has been released aListe of53 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 73 others were injured in an attack that seemed to have only targeted the housing area. POWs were held.
Due to the lack of details, it is difficult to know what exactly happened. Russia’s refusal to allow for the International Committee ofAccess to the site can be gained by the Red Cross (ICRC).
Fox News Digital was unable to reach the ICRC immediately for comment. However, in its most recent update posted to Twitter, it stated Saturday that “To beOur request to access the information is clearly made. POWsYesterday, the Olenivka penitentiary facility was not granted.”
“Granting ICRC Access to POWsIt is a legal obligation ofThe group also stated that parties may be in conflict under the Geneva Conventions.”
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Burnt bodies of detainees lie among debris followingShelling is at aSettlement pre-trial detention centre ofOlenivka, Donetsk Region of Ukraine, July 29, 2022
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U.S. defense officials denied Russian claims that the attack took place using U.S.-supplied HIMARS. They told Politico this week, however, that satellite images show that the site was indeed attacked. ofThere were no signs of an attack. aHIMARS was used.
According to another official, the missile strike was not ordered from Kyiv.
Russia’s accusation comes as Ukrainian forces have increasingly made gains in areas like Kherson with the help ofU.S. systems, such as HIMARS.
Caitlin McFall a Fox News Digital reporter. You can reach her at [email protected] or @ctlnmcfall on Twitter.
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