“The Russian Armed Forces do not attack residential buildings or social infrastructure,” the Russian presidential spokesman stressed.
Russian presidential spokesman Dmitri Peskov said Monday in statements to the press that the Russian military does not attack residential buildings and that the explosion of a block of flats in the Ukrainian city of Dnepropetrovsk was caused by air defense missiles.
“The Russian Armed Forces do not attack residential buildings or social infrastructure,” Peskov stressed, quoted by TASS. Likewise, he stressed that Russian attacks are directed against camouflaged or obvious military objectives.
According to the Russian spokesman, the Ukrainian side has already come to the conclusion that “this tragedy was the result of anti-aircraft defense missile actions.”
Last Saturday, a residential building exploded in Dnepropetrovsk. According to data from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, at least 40 people, including three children, were killed, and 75, including 14 minors, were injured. Likewise, 46 reports of missing persons were received, twelve of whom were found alive.
Alexei Arestovich, adviser to the Office of the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky, asserted in an interview with the Feigin Live channel that, apparently, the Russian missile was shot down by Ukrainian air defense systems and exploded upon falling into a residential building.
Arestovich’s statements were denied by the Ukrainian General Staff, which stated that the attack had been direct. Shortly after, the senior official indicated that in an interview with the channel he was only making a preliminary suggestion, at a time when he was “totally tired”, noting that “no air defense missile could even come close to causing half of that destruction.”