The United States defense secretary accused Russia of ‘deliberate cruelty’ in Ukraine and said that Moscow intentionally targeted civilians.
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin during a joint news conference with Indonesia’s Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto. (Photo: Reuters)
By Reuters: US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Saturday accused Russia of “deliberate cruelty” in its war in Ukraine, saying Moscow was intentionally targeting civilians.
“With deliberate cruelty, Russia is putting civilians and civilian targets in its gunsights,” Austin told the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, California.
“Russian attacks have left children dead, schools shattered, and hospitals smashed,” he said.