'Horrific': Biden, more officials condemn Russia's sweeping strikes on Ukraine and reconfirm US aid


By Isabella Murray
A residential building was destroyed as a result of shelling by the Russian troops, in Zaporizhzhia, south-eastern Ukraine, on Oct. 10, 2022. Albert Koshelev via AP

Joe Biden and top U.S. officials on Monday denounced Russia's latest aerial assault across Ukraine, with the president saying in a statement that the attacks "only further reinforce our commitment" to supplying billions in aid and weapons to Ukrainian forces.

Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and leading military officials all spoke out in the wake of the strikes that Russian President Vladimir Putin called retaliation for a weekend explosion that damaged a key bridge linking Russia and Crimea, the disputed peninsula Putin annexed from Ukraine in 2014.

On Sunday night, 12 Russian missile strikes hit residential Zaporizhzhia neighborhoods in Ukraine, Ukrainian officials said, and on Monday morning another series of Russian missiles struck civilian targets in Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv and other cities.

Publish : 2022-10-11 09:44:00

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