Russia/Ukraine: Statement by High Representative Josep Borrell on the latest missiles attacks

16.12.2022 EEAS Press Team

Today’s massive missiles attacks by Russia across Ukraine, in addition to the ongoing daily shelling of civilians and civilian infrastructure, are yet another example of the Kremlin’s indiscriminate terror.

These cruel, inhumane attacks aim to increase human suffering and deprive Ukrainian people, but also hospitals, emergency services and other critical services of electricity, heating and water. 

These bombings constitute war crimes and are barbaric. All those responsible shall be held accountable.

The EU and its partners are further intensifying efforts to provide the emergency support that the Ukrainian people need to restore and maintain power and heating.

The Ukrainian people are demonstrating admirable strength, courage, and resilience withstanding Russia's war of aggression. The European Union stands with them in firm solidarity. As long as needed and to the extent needed. 


Peter Stano
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