Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin has described Moscow’s rocket attacks against numerous Ukrainian cities as a reaction to “terrorist attacks” against Russian territory. At the same time, at a Security Council meeting on Monday, Russian President Kyiv threatened an even tougher “response” if the Ukrainian attacks continued.
French President Emmanuel Macron has expressed “extreme concern” over the recent attacks in several Ukrainian cities. In a telephone call, he promised Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy his “full support”. Macron assured Zelenskyy that he would “further increase support for Ukraine in order to respond to the needs formulated by Kyiv, including in the form of armaments,” the Elysée said on Monday.
Leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized countries (G7) are holding special consultations with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday following Russia’s attacks on Ukraine.
It will take place in the afternoon (2 p.m.), said the spokesman for German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Steffen Hebestreit. The federal government condemns the heavy Russian rocket attacks “in the strongest possible terms”.
According to reports, the German consulate was also hit during the heavy Russian attacks on the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.