The Kremlin accuses Ukrainian forces of killing citizens affected by the dam flood in repeated shelling attacks.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov called the attacks “barbaric.”
Peskov said Russian rescue workers were doing their best to help people in flooded areas but were being constantly shelled by Ukrainian forces.
“All the work is taking place under the shelling of the Ukrainian armed forces. This shelling does not stop. This is more than barbaric shelling,” Peskov told reporters.
“As a result of this shelling there are dead among the flood victims, there was even a pregnant woman.”
On Thursday, Ukraine accused Russian forces of shelling civilians in the flooded territory it controls.
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SOURCE: NEWS AGENCIES