Russia places Ukraine army chiefs on its wanted list
Among the targeted officials is the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian armed forces, General Valery Zaluzhny.
The Russian Interior Ministry on Tuesday announced that it placed Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian armed forces General Valery Zaluzhny on its wanted list.
"Basis for the search: wanted under the article of the Criminal Code," the Ministry's website indicated.
The state-run RIA news agency later reported that the Russian Interior Ministry had also added Colonel General Oleksandr Syrskyi, the commander of Ukraine's ground forces, to the list, citing the same search basis.
It is noteworthy that in late December 2022, the Russian Investigative Committee launched a criminal case against Zaluzhny, as well as other Ukrainian military commanders under the article of using prohibited means and methods of warfare.
Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry underlined in a statement over Ukrainian drone attacks that targeted Moscow that Russia reserves the right to take "the harshest measures in response to terrorist attacks of the Kiev regime."
"These attacks were planned and carried out by the neo-Nazi Kiev regime, for which the use of methods of terrorist attacks has become a sinister practice. Its representatives have long and openly called for ‘retribution strikes’ on Moscow," the statement stressed.
The Ministry pointed out that the Western backing for Kiev was driving the Ukrainian government to engage in increasingly hazardous behavior, such as terrorism, violations of international humanitarian law, and war crimes.
On Tuesday morning, Ukrainian drones targeted Moscow and the Moscow Region, injuring two people and causing minimal damage to a number of structures.
The Russian Defense Ministry indicated that the attack featured eight unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), five of which were downed by the Pantsir-S missile system, while the remaining three were subdued by electronic warfare.