«Putin cannot break the Ukrainian army, so he is resorting to terror against civilians» – Iryna Vereshchuk stated

Опубліковано 17 March 2022 року, о 15:25

In an interview with Israeli radio, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Reintegration of Ukraine’s Temporarily Occupied Territories Iryna Vereshchuk said that the Russian army was using high-power missile and artillery systems to destroy Ukrainian cities. Those who fight on the battlefield, but not in populated areas.

According to her, russian propagandists are trying to cover up this crime and convince the world that the Russian military is firing exclusively on military facilities.

«But this is an outright lie and we have repeatedly witnessed it» – said Iryna Vereshchuk.

She mentioned the horrific footage of the maternity hospital, hospital, theater, residential buildings and civil infrastructure facilities of Mariupol, residential and administrative buildings of Kyiv, Kharkiv, Chernihiv and other cities that were shot by rocket.

«The world has to be aware of this. This is terrorism, and Putin is a war criminal and a terrorist» – she added.

«He hopes that protests will spread in the society and President Volodymyr Zelensky will order the Ukrainian army to lay down its arms. But he does not know Ukrainian men and women at all. There can be no question of signing a peace treaty with Russia. Under any circumstances» – the Deputy Prime Minister summed up.