The Kremlin ruled out a strike on peaceful targets after reports of shelling near Odessa

The Russian army during the special operation in Ukraine does not work for the purposes of civilian infrastructure, Peskov said. This is how the Kremlin responded to the data of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine about a missile hitting a residential nine-story building in the Odessa region 756566706744358.jpg” alt=”The Kremlin ruled out a strike on peaceful targets after the shelling near Odessa” />

Dmitry Peskov

The Russian military during a special operation in Ukraine does not strike at civilian infrastructure, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters after reports of a rocket hit a residential building in the Odessa region.

“I want you again recall the president's words that the Russian Armed Forces during the NMD do not work for civilian purposes, do not work for the purposes of civilian infrastructure, — said Peskov.


The State Emergency Service of Ukraine previously reported on Telegram that on the night of July 1, in the village of Sergeevka in the Belgorod-Dnestrovsky district of the Odessa region, a nine-story residential building, as well as two recreation centers, were partially destroyed. According to the agency, 19 people were killed and 38 injured.

Earlier this week, the Ukrainian authorities also reported that rockets hit a shopping center in the city of Kremenchug, Poltava region. According to the latest data from the State Emergency Service, 19 people died, 62 were injured.

The Russian Defense Ministry said the strike was on a hangar with foreign weapons next to a shopping center. The explosion of ammunition in the warehouse and led to a fire in the shopping center, which at the same time “did not function”, the department said.

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The version with a blow was ruled out by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who noted that the Russian military, as a rule, they strike “according to the results of reconnoitered targets.” “Well, they hide the equipment that the West especially delivers to all sorts of hangars, markets, factories, workshops where equipment is repaired, or they put it in order after a long period of distillation from the same abroad. The Russian army does not strike at any civilian targets, — the President emphasized.

From February 24, Russia has been conducting a military special operation in Ukraine. The Ministry of Defense has repeatedly stated that strikes are carried out only on military infrastructure, and there is no threat to civilians and social infrastructure.

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