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Russian officials claimed on Sunday that three people were reportedly killed and more than a dozen buildings damaged in a missile attack on a residential area in the Ukrainian city of Belgorod.
Belgorod is a Russian city less than 50 miles from the border with Ukraine. According to Reuters, it is one of the few Russian cities that has received repeated missile attacks from the Ukrainian military.
Regional governor Vyacheslav Gladkov announced that three people were killed, and at least four wounded, during the strike. The explosion also damaged about 40 buildings.
Ukrainian officials have yet to respond to the allegation.
The alleged attack comes days later Russian army fired missiles In a shopping center full of Ukrainians.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky claims About 1,000 civilians were in the shopping center at the time of the attack. Reports said that at least 18 people were killed and 59 others were injured during the attack.
Zelensky condemned the attack, describing it as “one of the most daring terrorist attacks in European history”.
President Joe Biden and other world leaders have denounced Russian President Vladimir Putin as a war criminal in recent months. Biden called on Putin to face an official war crimes trial in April.
Biden Administration Alleged Putin’s regime of torturing an electrocuting Ukrainian in a statement last week.
“This year we are shocked by the horrific acts committed by the Russian military in Ukraine, including multiple credible reports of torture, such as beatings, electric shocks and fake executions,” Biden wrote in a statement.
International Criminal Court (ICC) opened its biggest inquiry Sometime in late May in alleged war crimes.
The ICC is working as part of a joint investigation team with Ukrainian, Polish and Lithuanian prosecutors. The European Union’s legal arm, Eurojust, is also participating in the effort.
War crimes charges surfaced after the Russian withdrawal from around Kyiv, which revealed that Buka, a town in the area, saw Russian soldiers killed More than 400 civilians and others are forced to dig mass graves.