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“And if someone makes a report in which the victim and the aggressor are allegedly the same in something…this cannot be tolerated,” he said. The Ukrainian president recalled the attack perpetrated on Thursday by the Russians against the city of Toretsk, in the Donetsk region, in which eight people at a bus stop were killed, an action in which three children were also wounded.
“It was a deliberate strike by the occupiers, another act of terror – cynical and calculated. They knew where they were hitting, and they obviously wanted people to get hurt,” said Zelensky, who regretted not seeing “clear and timely reports from some international organizations regarding this and thousands of other crimes committed by Russian terrorists.”
“Almost 200 religious buildings alone – temples and prayer houses of various denominations – were damaged or destroyed by Russian strikes. Almost 900 medical facilities. Over 2,200 educational institutions. Dozens of universities, hundreds of schools and kindergartens,” Zelensky listed.
“The occupiers repeatedly deliberately fired artillery and mortars at people queuing for water, at evacuation buses, and repeatedly at public transport stops,” he said. “And there are no reports about it for some reason. This is immoral selectivity,” he added.
Update [8/6/2022 – 2:09 pm ET]: An earlier translation of this article’s title incorrectly used the word “undermining”, instead of “cozying up.” It has been updated to correctly highlight Zelensky’s words.