During the massive missile strikes on the civilian infrastructure of Ukraine on October 10, Russian terrorists aimed, in particular, at the objects of diplomatic missions of foreign countries in Kyiv.
One of the missiles damaged the visa department of the German Embassy in Ukraine, which is located in one of the office-centers of Kyiv, and the second one damaged the building in which the staff of the EU Advisory Mission works. As a result of the missile attack of the aggressor state, material damage was caused to foreign diplomatic missions, and the lives and health of foreign diplomats and employees were endangered.
Russia has crossed a new red line in its criminal actions. Attacks on foreign diplomatic institutions are a war crime, a gross violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, according to which the premises of diplomatic missions are inviolable.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine calls on the international community to condemn Russia’s missile attack and increase sanctions pressure against the Kremlin, as well as urgently provide Ukraine with modern means of anti-aircraft and anti-missile defense.
For its part, the Ukrainian side is ready to provide the relevant diplomatic missions with the necessary assistance to restore the damaged infrastructure, as well as to conduct an investigation into Russia’s next war crimes.