A German consulate located in Kyiv, Ukraine was hit during Russian missile attacks on the city amid the ongoing war between b both countries.
The German Foreign Ministry confirmed the development in a briefing Monday.
This followed President Vladimir Putin’s appointment of a former brutal general as the new commander of Russian troops, following the dismissal of another general and some recorded losses in the ongoing war.
According to Germany’s Foreign Ministry, the bombed consulate had not been used since Ukraine’s civil war began.
Sergei Sumlenny, a former head of the Böll Foundation in Kyiv, posted photos on Twitter and said to Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock: “The building where the visa office of the German embassy in Kiev was located was hit by the Russians today. Maybe some ‘Leopards’ can be sent to check the situation on the ground?”
Following reports, Russian forces have launched attacks on several Ukrainian cities, beginning with Kyiv.
Putin is said to have launched the attacks on Kyiv in retaliation for Ukrainian forces blowing up a bridge in Crimea.