December 6, 2022
International

Dozens of deaths in the destruction of the Donetsk prison are attributed to Russia and Ukraine

ODESA, Ukraine/KYIV: A jail structure looked to have been demolished by a missile strike or explosion, killing dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war, and Moscow and Kyiv each claimed blame for the incident on Friday.In their first phone conversation since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of its neighbour on February 24, the senior officials of the United States and Russia discussed the agreement on Friday.

According to the foreign ministry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov complained to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken that Washington was not upholding its commitment to exempting food from sanctions. The prison run by separatists backed by Moscow saw 40 convicts slain and 75 injured, according to the Russian defence ministry.

The Russian artillery had targeted the prison to conceal the maltreatment of people being imprisoned inside, according to the Ukrainian armed forces, who denied any wrongdoing. Dmytro Kuleba, Russia’s foreign minister, declared that Russia had committed a war crime and urged international condemnation.

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