Russian ambassador is summoned by Canada in response to attacks on civilians in Ukraine
Russian ambassador is summoned by Canada in response to attacks on civilians in Ukraine

OTTAWA: According to the foreign minister of Canada, Ottawa has summoned Russia's ambassador over attacks against civilians in Ukraine, including one in Dnipro that left at least 45 people dead.

According to Foreign Minister Melanie Joly, the ambassador was summoned "to make clear we do not accept the sheer brutality of Russia's recent attacks against civilians in Dnipro and to condemn face to face the anti-Semitic comments made by Russia's Minister, Sergei Lavrov."

Russian airstrikes in the central Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk claimed the lives of thirteen civilians, according to the local governor on Wednesday. "That night was awful. There were 11 fatalities, according to Valentin Reznichenko's Telegram post. Later, he added that two more people had passed away from their wounds the previous night.

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Twelve of the victims were killed in attacks on the village of Marganets, which is located across the Dnieper River from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, according to Mykola Lukashuk, the head of the regional council.

High-rise buildings, a school, a cultural palace, and a city council building were all damaged administrative structures, he claimed. "The power line in the town has been severed. There are a few thousand people without power.

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Reznichenko urged locals to seek shelter and pay attention to air raid sirens.
"I'm pleading with you... He warned, "Don't let the Russians kill you.
The largest plant in Europe, Zaporizhzhia, is under Russian military control and the scene of recent resurgence in hostilities.

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The plant has come under fire from both Russia and Ukraine, with Kiev alleging that Moscow is using the area as a base for troops and ammunition to fend off Ukrainian forces.

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