(Kyiv) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday denounced a “barbaric” Russian attack on a museum in Kupyansk, northeastern Ukraine, on Tuesday as a new “war crime” that left at least one dead and ten wounded, he announced.

“At this point, we have been informed of the death of one museum employee and ten injuries,” Zelensky said on Telegram, lambasting the Russians who “kill Ukrainians with absolutely barbaric methods.”

“There are still people under the rubble,” he said.

“All the culprits of these war crimes will certainly be brought to justice and it will be ruthless,” the Ukrainian president lashed out again.

According to him, the strike took place in downtown Kupyansk, “on a local history museum”, very close to the front line in the northeast of the country.

In a short video shared by Volodymyr Zelensky on his Telegram channel, we see a gutted building, shattered windows and a lot of debris on the ground.

“The terrorist country is doing everything to destroy us completely,” he lamented, before asserting, “We must and we will respond!” »

The Russian attack was carried out using a surface-to-air missile of Soviet origin “S-300”, said on Telegram the head of the presidential administration, Andriï Yermak.

Kupyansk, about a hundred kilometers from the city of Kharkiv, had a population of more than 25,000 before the war. It was taken by the Russians in the early days of the invasion, over a year ago. The Ukrainians then recaptured the town in September after a lightning counter-offensive.

But the forces of Moscow, reinforced by the mobilization of hundreds of thousands of reservists in Russia, returned to the attack at the beginning of the year in this sector, arousing the fear of many inhabitants.

In early March, Kyiv even ordered vulnerable people to evacuate the city in the face of pressure from the Russian army.