Russian “Guided Bomb” Hits Blood Transfusion Center in Ukraine, Killing Two and Injuring Four

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A tragic incident occurred in north-eastern Ukraine as a Russian “guided bomb” struck a blood transfusion center, resulting in the death of two people and leaving four others injured, according to Ukrainian officials. The attack took place around Kupiansk in the Kharkiv region, with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky sharing a distressing image of the building on fire.

In response to the attack, President Zelensky condemned the act as a “war crime” and a testament to Russian aggression. Russia has not yet commented on the incident, maintaining its denial of targeting civilians or engaging in war crimes.

The city of Kupiansk and nearby areas had been captured by Russian forces during their full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. Although Ukrainian forces liberated the region in a counter-offensive last September, it continues to face daily missile strikes and shelling.

In another disturbing incident, Russia allegedly targeted an aeronautical company, Motor Sich, in the western Khmelnytskyi region with a missile attack on the same day. Additionally, Russia’s air defenses reported destroying a drone approaching Moscow, while Ukrainian drones reportedly hit an office block on a Moscow skyscraper during the preceding week.

The situation remains tense, with both sides involved in conflicts, attacks, and counterattacks. Ukrainian maritime officials have accused Ukraine of attacking a Russian tanker in the Black Sea, while Russia reported damage to the Kerch Strait’s Sig tanker and a missile strike on the Chonhar road bridge linking mainland Ukraine to Crimea.

This incident adds to the escalating violence and instability in the region, causing harm to civilians and threatening crucial infrastructure. The international community closely monitors the situation as the conflict continues to unfold.

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