A RED Cross assist depot was destroyed by a Russian cruise missile in a blitz condemned as a battle crime.
A lone night time watchman was killed as hundreds of tonnes of meals and water provides have been engulfed by a day-long inferno in southern Ukraine.
The Crimson Cross halted meals handouts and mentioned a hospital was additionally hit elsewhere
The fiercely impartial charity refused to say who fired the missiles however it issued a livid assertion about assaults on its websites and its employees.
In a thinly veiled message to Russia’s chief Vladimir Putin, it mentioned: “The inhabitants, humanitarian organisations, hospitals aren’t targets.
“Assaults on workers and establishments of the Worldwide Crimson Cross and Crimson Crescent Motion are a gross violation of worldwide humanitarian legislation and are categorised as a WAR CRIME.”
The strikes got here as Putin ready for Moscow’s annual Victory Day parade in Crimson Sq. as we speak to commemorate beating Hitler in 1945.
On the three-storey assist centre in Odesa, The Solar watched grim-faced rescuers haul a person’s stays from the ashes as firefighters battled the blaze.
Contained in the wrecked constructing, mountains of tinned meals, sacks of beans and crates of ingesting water had been burnt.
The charity mentioned: “The hearth fully destroyed the humanitarian assist that was within the warehouse.”
Ukraine mentioned Russia unleashed in whole at the least 60 suicide drones — machines full of explosives and designed to crash into targets — throughout contemporary assaults.
Sixteen rockets and missiles, together with eight X-22s from long-range bombers, have been additionally launched by Putin’s forces
In Kyiv, the capital’s air defence batteries downed 35 of the one-way drones in a spectacular two fingers to Putin.
However within the southern port of Mikolaiv, a missile blast ripped by way of a cellular hospital.
The Crimson Cross mentioned its employees have been nonetheless assessing the injury however some gear was unusable.
Governor Vitaliy Kim mentioned at the least 5 cruise missiles had pounded his metropolis.
It got here because the EU proposed contemporary sanctions on Chinese language and different companies serving to Putin’s battle machine in opposition to Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky’s forces.
Corporations in China, Hong Kong, Iran and the UAE are suspected of appearing as middle-men to assist Moscow purchase hi-tech elements for missiles and bombs.