German interior minister calls Russian attack ‘war crime’


German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser has strongly condemned the Russian airstrike on Kiev that damaged a children’s hospital.

“The missile attack on a children’s clinic is a horrific war crime that once again demonstrates the unimaginable inhumanity with which Putin is waging its war against Ukraine,” she said in a statement, referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“When we see this brutality of war, it becomes clear how important it is that 1.18 million people from Ukraine have now found protection from Putin’s missiles and tanks in Germany,” she said. “This has saved many lives.”

Faeser said Germany will continue to protect the more than 350,000 children and young people who have sought refuge in the country.

She added that a total of 1,116 seriously wounded, injured and sick Ukrainians were evacuated to Germany during the war. “Many victims have lost limbs, they have gunshot wounds and explosion wounds. They are receiving the best possible medical treatment in Germany,” the minister said.

“Further evacuations are imminent. Our hospitals, aid organizations and authorities – coordinated by our Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief – are doing a great job here,” she added.

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