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Dmyrto Kuleba launched a scathing attack on Vladimir Putin, after Monday’s indiscriminate missile attacks.
Cities across the country were hit by a barrage of rocket and kamikaze drone attacks, killing at least 10 people and injuring 60.
The attack forced the Foreign Minister to cut short his visit to Africa, where he had been trying to drum up support for Ukraine in its war with Russia.
Mr Kuleba issued a statement in which he accused the Russian leader of committing war crimes and genocide.
He wrote: “This morning the Russian Federation started massive missile strikes across Ukraine.
“Cruise missiles and ‘kamikaze’ drones launched from Russia and Belarus have targeted residential areas, power stations, railways, trade centers and bridges in Kyiv, Odesa, Dnipro, Kharkiv, Rivne, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk and other cities.
“Deliberate targeting of critical civilian infrastructure is a war crime.
“Russia is striking power stations, which have no military purpose, to deprive the civilian population of its basic needs – heat, electricity and water – amid the onset of cold temperatures.
“Put all together, actions aimed at Ukrainians by Russia since 24 February and today’s attack amount to genocide.”
He added: “Putin’s terror is directed not only against the people of Ukraine.
“It targets the fundamental principles of humanity, the right to live in peace, dignity and security.”