Ukraine war situation report – day 142
July 15, 2022 - Western officials accused Russia of war crimes after Russian missiles struck a Ukrainian city far behind the frontlines in an attack Kyiv officials said killed at least 23 people.
Ukraine said Thursday's strike on Vinnytsia, a city of 370,000 people about 200km southwest of Kyiv, had been carried out with Kalibr cruise missiles launched from a Russian submarine in the Black Sea.
The attack came as EU foreign and justice ministers were due to meet in The Hague for a conference on alleged Russian war crimes.
In a statement released afterwards, the EU called the attack an atrocity and said civilians continued to pay a high toll in the war, “due to Russia's fundamental disregard of international humanitarian law”.