According to Zelensky, Russia strikes a blood transfusion center.
Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelensky, reported that a Russian-guided air bomb struck a blood transfusion center in the Kharkiv region of north-eastern Ukraine, resulting in casualties and injuries. He stated that rescuers are working to extinguish the ensuing fire.
President Zelensky expressed that defeating terrorists is a matter of honor for those who value life. Russia has not publicly commented on the alleged attack.
Describing the perpetrators as “beasts” seeking to disrupt their way of life, President Zelensky condemned the act, viewing it as evidence of Russian aggression. However, the exact number of casualties and injuries is yet to be confirmed. The BBC has not verified the report immediately.
In a separate incident, Russia carried out a missile attack on an aeronautical company in the Khmelnytskyi region. These attacks follow Moscow’s accusation of Ukraine targeting a Russian tanker in the Black Sea.
The Kerch Strait connects the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, separating Crimea – Ukraine’s peninsula annexed by Moscow in 2014 – and Russia’s Taman peninsula.
Ukraine has not publicly commented. But a Ukrainian security service source told the BBC a sea drone had been used.