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UN Secretary-General condemned Russia's large-scale missile strike on Ukraine

UN Secretary-General condemned Russia's large-scale missile strike on Ukraine The UN Secretary-General strongly condemned the Russian shelling of Ukraine (photo: Getty Images)

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned the large-scale nighttime attacks by the Russian Federation on Ukrainian cities, civilian populations, and critical infrastructure objects, states UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric.

"The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest possible terms today's appaling attacks on cities and towns across Ukraine. Attacks against civilians and critical infrastructure, violating international humanitarian law, are unacceptable and must stop immediately," the statement said.

The UN Secretary-General also emphasized the significant loss of life and injuries to a large number of civilians, as well as extensive destruction of buildings and infrastructure.

The most extensive shelling of Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion

On Friday, December 29, Russian aggressors launched the most extensive attack on Ukraine since the beginning of the full-scale war. Initially, the aggressor released kamikaze drones, followed by missile strikes on cities, including hypersonic missiles.

In total, 158 enemy targets were recorded in the airspace. Air defense forces managed to intercept 114 targets - 27 Shahed drones and 87 cruise missiles X-101/X-555/X-55.

Due to debris and missile impacts, there are casualties and injuries among the civilian population in several regions of Ukraine.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk condemned the deadly wave of Russian strikes on Ukraine and called on Moscow to immediately cease the attacks.

Ukraine initiated an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the massive shelling of the country.