5 Apr 2022

Zelenskyy accuses Russia of ‘deliberately destroying Ukrainian cities’

His country echoes to the sound of air raid sirens – historic buildings, churches, hospitals and playgrounds have been reduced to ruins. Today, Volodmyr Zelenskyy accused Russia of the most terrible war crimes since the second world war – telling the UN Security Council that Moscow was “deliberately destroying Ukrainian cities to ashes” and must be brought to justice.

From Western allies there were more promises of tougher sanctions and more weapons – from Russia the same flat out denials of evidence that are mounting by the day.

Warning: there are some highly distressing images in this report.