Lithuanian formin slams Russia's strikes on Ukraine as 'terrorist attack'

  • 2023-12-29
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis condemned Friday's massive air strikes on Ukraine as "yet another Russian terrorist attack".

"I see no 'quiet signals' that Russia wants 'peace'," Landsbergis posted on X. "I see only collapsed shopping malls, burning homes and smashed maternity hospitals, the results of yet another Russian terrorist attack." 

"We should now be sending loud signals that these crimes will not be allowed to continue," he added.  

The Ukrainian Air Force said Russia had fired 36 Shahed-type drones, at least 98 cruise missiles, at least 14 surface-to-air guided missiles, fine Kinzhal missiles and five other missiles of another type. 

Ukraine said 114 out of 158 air targets had been destroyed in the massive attack.

At least 20 people were killed and over a hundred others were injured in various Ukrainian cities on Friday.

President Volodymyr Zelensky said, "Today Russia hit us with almost everything it has in its arsenal".

He said civilian targets such as maternity homes, schools, shopping centers, high-rise buildings and private homes, commercial warehouses and car parks had been hit in the barrage.