WCC denounces continuing attacks on civilians in Ukraine

19 January, 10:20
Ukraine and world
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World Council of Churches general secretary Rev. Prof. Dr Jerry Pillay denounced continuing attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure in Russia’s ongoing illegal war against the people of Ukraine.

"The latest attacks have added 40 more civilian lives to the terrible toll of human suffering resulting from Russia’s invasion of the sovereign nation of Ukraine," said Pillay.

The death toll from Russian missile attack on a residential block in Ukraine’s city of Dnipro on Saturday has risen to 40, according to local officials. Seventy-five people were wounded in the strike, including 14 children, and dozens are still missing.

“We appeal once again for respect for the principles of international humanitarian law regarding the protection of civilians, for the attacks that deliberately target civilian infrastructure to stop, and for an end to this war and its violent violations of law and morality.”

Statement of the WCC general secretary on continuing attacks on civilians in Ukraine

"War in Ukraine, Peace and Justice in the European Region", statement by the WCC 11th Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany