Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky lashes Western leaders after shelling killed Ukrainian civilians fleeing violence, and Russia said it will bomb Ukrainian defense industry facilities, some of which are based in cities.
“It’s murder, simply murder. And I didn’t see any world leader react to it today, any Western politician,” Zelensky says in a video posted to his Facebook page.
“The audacity of the aggressor is a clear signal for the West that the imposed sanctions aren’t enough,” he says.
He calls for organizing a “tribunal” to bring to justice those who order and carry out such crimes.
“Today, a family of four, parents and two children, were killed in Irpin as they were trying to leave the city.
Today is Forgiveness Sunday. But we will not forgive hundreds and hundreds of victims. Thousands and thousands of…
“We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will punish everyone who committed atrocities in this war.”
“We will find every scum who was shelling our cities, our people, who was shooting the missiles, who was giving orders. You will not have a quiet place on this earth – except for a grave.”
“God will not forgive. Not today. Not tomorrow. Never. And instead of Forgiveness, there will be Judgment.”
The Russian Defense Ministry said earlier today that its forces intend to strike Ukraine’s military-industrial complex with what it said were precision weapons.
“We urge all personnel of Ukrainian defense industry plants… to leave the territory of their enterprises,” Russian ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov says in a statement carried by the state news agency Tass.