Russia has increased attacks on civilian infrastructure with long-range missiles over the last week, the British Ministry of Defence said on Sunday.
The strikes hit an electricity as well as dam in the central industrial city of Ukraine, Kryvyi Rih.
Yet the civilian targets was unlikely for military effect. As Russia faces setbacks on the front lines, Russia has extended the locations it is prepared to strike to “Undermine the morale of Ukrainian people & government,” said the Ministry of Defence.
The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy has blamed the forces of Russia that recently occupied much of Ukraine’s northeastern Kharkiv region on using torture on a large scale.
The president’s nightly address, Zelenskyy stressed on Saturday that at least ten torture sites have been discovered in the recaptured region.
“Torture was a practiced widespread in the occupied territory,” Zelenskyy said, comparing the Russian’s behaviour with the Nazis during World War II.
“They don’t make soap out of people… But the principle is the same. Camps where people are gathered to kill. Deportations. Burnt cities and villages, completely destroyed.”
Similar to the Nazis, Russian’s must be held responsible for their actions, said Zelenskyy. “We will confirm the identities of all those who tortured and abused people, who brought these atrocities from Russia into Ukrainian territory.”