EU: Russian Missile Strike on Dnipro Is a War Crime

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European Union discusses response to Russia’s missile strike on Dnipro and Putin’s aggravation of the conflict. “The EU’s position has always been to respond to any signs of escalation,” an EU Commission spokesman said. After the attack on the critical infrastructure necessary for the survival of people in Ukraine, Russia went to further escalate the conflict, European Commission spokesman Peter Stano said Monday, Jan. 16. “Now it is about a growing number of attacks on civilians in their homes,” Stano said in response to a DW reporter’s question about the Jan. 14 missile attack on Dnipro, which killed 40 civilians. “Russia continues to display its inhuman face and indiscriminately uses brutal missile terror. Such actions are war crimes and must be stopped immediately. As EU High Diplomat Josep Borrell said, there will be no impunity,” the European Commission spokesman stressed. He explained that the position of the European Union has always been to respond to any escalation of conflicts, and said that discussions about Brussels’ response to new signs of escalation by the Kremlin are already underway. In particular, this topic will be discussed at the Council of the EU Foreign Ministers on January 22.