Statement by President Charles Michel on Russia’s violent attacks against Kyiv and other cities across Ukraine

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I condemn in the strongest possible terms the horrific and unacceptable strikes that Russia has launched on Kyiv and across Ukraine.

Sincere condolences to families of victims of these unacceptable acts of premeditated violence.

The indiscriminate targeting of civilians is a war crime. I recall the European Council’s firm commitment to accountability: those responsible will be brought to justice.

That the Kremlin resorts to these tactics only indicates its own growing desperation.

The European Union remains firmly committed to supporting Ukraine in political, financial, military and humanitarian terms as well as with reconstruction and covering winter preparedness needs.