Ukraine military escalation would be ‘devastating’: Rights group
The conflict between Russia and Ukraine intensifies on day 676, with Russia launching an overnight air assault targeting Kyiv and causing damage to residential areas in Kharkiv. Ukrainian air defense systems engaged in repelling Russia’s drone attack, resulting in fires and damage to city center buildings. In retaliation, Ukraine struck the Russian border city of Belgorod, with conflicting reports on civilian casualties. The Belgorod attack followed an 18-hour aerial barrage across Ukraine, which killed at least 41 civilians.
The situation highlights the escalating humanitarian crisis, with concerns about potential casualties and damage to civilian infrastructure. The international community remains on edge as Ukraine accuses Russia of indiscriminate attacks on cities, while Russia reports a rise in casualties, attributing it to the “degradation” of military quality.
Tensions extend beyond the conflict zone, as Poland raises concerns about a missile in its airspace, allegedly from Russia. Russia’s chargé d’affaires in Poland demands “hard evidence” before acknowledging responsibility, further straining diplomatic relations.
The developments underscore the urgent need for international intervention to address the escalating violence and protect civilian lives, with the conflict showing no signs of resolution.
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