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Russian Shells Kill 23 in Kherson as Moscow Accuses Ukraine of Drone Attack on Kremlin

HeadlineMay 04, 2023

Ukraine says Russian artillery fire killed at least 23 people and wounded dozens of others in the southern Kherson region Wednesday. The killings were part of a wave of Russian attacks across Ukraine overnight that came after officials in Moscow accused Ukraine of attempting a drone strike on the Kremlin aimed at assassinating Russian President Vladimir Putin. That’s a charge Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky denied while speaking Wednesday from Helsinki.

President Volodymyr Zelensky: “We don’t attack Putin or Moscow. We fight on our territory. We are defending our villages and cities.”

Zelenksy spoke today from the Netherlands during a surprise trip to The Hague, where he called for the creation of a war crimes tribunal on Russia’s invasion that would be separate from the International Criminal Court. Ukraine is not a party to the Rome Statute, which established the International Criminal Court; neither are Russia and the United States. 

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