UN chief slams Russia’s new missile attacks on Ukraine

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is „deeply shocked” by Russia’s new missile attacks on Ukraine which resulted in widespread damage to civilian areas and led to dozens of people being killed and injured, a spokesperson said on Monday.

„This constitutes another unacceptable escalation of the war and, as always, civilians are paying the highest price,” said UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric.

The death toll from the latest Russian attacks across Ukraine rose to 11 with dozens wounded, according to the country’s authorities on Monday.

Multiple explosions hit the Ukrainian cities of Odesa, Zhytomyr, Khmelnytsky, Dnipro, Lviv, Ternopil, and Kyiv, a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Ukrainian intelligence of carrying out what he called a „terrorist attack” on the Kerch Bridge that connects Russia with occupied Crimea.