ER Editor: Perhaps the Donbass region of Ukraine can begin to resemble Gaza to some degree in the public mind. What has been perpetrated, over the last decade at least, against the ethnic Russian people of the region is surely comparable.
Areas of the Donbass are still being attacked according to evidence provided to the UN by Vassily Nebenzia yesterday. Check out the details below (2nd report) for how nastily these attacks are targeting particular groups of innocent people.
Notice the specificity of the weaponry mentioned (HIMARS system, US made) and its method of inflicting damage in the video below.
This on the most recent attack on the Donbass from two days ago. The Russian response in the UN is below —
At least six dead in Ukrainian missile strike on Donetsk
The city has been hit three times using US-made HIMARS systems, according to local authorities
At least six people were killed and a further 11 injured in Donetsk on Tuesday, when the Russian city was repeatedly subjected to missile attacks by Ukrainian forces.
Civilian infrastructure was damaged in several places in the city during the attacks, which came in three waves, Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) leader Denis Pushilin said. The local labor and social security department suffered a direct hit, he added.
Apart from that, multiple multistory residential buildings, as well as a medical facility sustained damage during the strikes. According to a preliminary evaluation, the Ukrainian forces used US-made HIMARS multiple rocket launcher systems to bombard the city.
The Ukrainian forces appeared to be using their “favorite” double-tap tactics during the attack, launching a strike, waiting for first responders, and then striking again at the same place, RT correspondent Roman Kosarev reported from the scene. The reporter’s crew witnessed a police officer who was injured in such fashion. Luckily, an ambulance happened to be nearby and the officer was promptly rushed to a hospital, Kosarev said.
Russia will hold West responsible for Kiev’s crimes – UN envoy
The US supplied the rockets used to strike civilians in Donetsk, Vassily Nebenzia has said
Repeatedly targeting civilians and first responders in Donetsk with US-made HIMARS missiles was a deliberate crime, for which both the Ukrainian government and its Western sponsors will be held accountable, Russia’s permanent representative to the UN Vassily Nebenzia told the Security Council on Wednesday.
“Yesterday’s attacks killed six and injured 55 people, including three children,” Nebenzia said at the emergency session of the UN body, calling it “yet another flagrant violation by the Kiev regime of the norms of international humanitarian law and further evidence of its purposeful actions to destroy the civilian population of Donbass.”
The Russian diplomat laid out evidence that the Ukrainian strike amounted to a premeditated terrorist attack. The first strike hit the social services building in Donetsk at 4:25pm local time. The second followed 15 minutes later, after first responders showed up, while the third came at 6:27pm, targeting journalists that had come to report from the scene, the diplomat said.
A doctor, a paramedic and a police officer were among the dead, while 23 first responders were among the wounded.
“No doubt this is a deliberate tactic,” Nebenzia told the Security Council. As further proof, he brought up the October 31 attack on another district of Donetsk, when Ukrainian troops fired US-made HIMARS missiles to start a fire and then targeted first responders with US-supplied cluster munitions, killing two and injuring 15 more people. A third strike targeted journalists, but did not cause any casualties.
“These are conscious and cynical crimes that have no statute of limitation,” the Russian diplomat said, adding that Moscow will hold responsible not just the “Kiev regime” but also “Western countries who flood Ukraine with weapons and – as we are well aware – also approve targets of the strikes.”
Nebenzia described these attacks as “strikes of despair” that make no sense from a military standpoint but represent frustration with battlefield failures and hatred of the former fellow citizens, which the Kiev government considers subhuman.
There have been more than 25,000 artillery attacks on the Donetsk People’s Republic since February 2022, with over 145,000 projectiles striking Donetsk city alone, the Russian diplomat told the UN Security Council. During that period, the Ukrainian bombardment has killed 4,755 civilians – including 140 children, and wounded over 5,300 people.
That is not counting more than 20,000 civilian casualties of Ukraine’s crackdown on the Donbass since 2014, after the local population “did not accept the unconstitutional Maidan coup d’état in Kiev and stood up to defend their rights and freedoms,” Nebenzia noted.
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