New round of Russian missiles hits civilian infrastructure in Ukraine
- An estimated 19 people were killed and another 105 wounded in the missile attacks on Monday, Ukraine's state emergency service wrote in a Telegram post.
State of play: At least one was killed in the missile attack on Zaporizhzhia on Tuesday, AP reported.
- Another person was killed in Lviv, where strikes on electrical infrastructure caused power outages and a water shortage, regional governor Maksym Kozytskyy tweeted.
- Air raid warning sirens sounded across the country on Tuesday, while residents in Kyiv also received blaring alerts on their phones warning of potential missile strikes.
The big picture: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday declared the onslaught of strikes to be revenge for an attack on a bridge linking Crimea with mainland Russia.
- That explosion of a bridge caused extensive damage and disrupted a critical route for resupplying Russian troops in Ukraine.
- Putin on Sunday claimed the bridge explosion was a terrorist attack by Ukraine.
- Zaporizhzhia has been targeted by Russian missile attacks multiple times in recent days, including over the weekend and on Thursday.
What they're saying: The United Nations human rights office said Russia's strikes appear to have targeted civilians, which would violate international law.
- "We are very concerned about the series of attacks that took place, it appears to be in a coordinated fashion, across Ukraine yesterday," Ravina Shamdasani, a spokesperson for the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said at a press conference.
- "We have to stress that intentionally directing attacks against civilians and civilian objects — that is, objects which are not military objectives — amounts to a war crime," she added.