6 months of war: attack on Independence Day leaves 22 dead, says Zelensky

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Russia carried out “missile attacks on Ukrainian territory” on Wednesday, according to Yuriy Sak, adviser to Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov.

“The aggressor […] proved the expectations we had and is today conducting missile attacks across the entire Ukrainian territory,” Sak told Sara Sidner of CNN.

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He said Ukraine had “received warnings about the possibility of massive missile attacks” on Ukraine’s Independence Day for nearly a week.

This Wednesday marks six months since Russia’s invasion and 31 years since Ukraine declared independence from the Soviet Union.

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Sak added that Ukraine was prepared for the attacks because it had been living in an “atmosphere of missile terror for six months”.

“In Kiev today… we already had eight air raid sirens. In other big cities in Ukraine, even those that are far from the battlefield, there were explosions, there were missile attacks,” Sak said.

Sak said an 11-year-old child in the Dnipro region was killed and residential homes were also destroyed.

“The number of attacks, the number of regions in Ukraine that are targeted, the number of air raid sirens… this is abnormal, even by our standards,” he said.

At least 22 dead

At least 22 people died and 50 were injured in an attack on a train station in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said during remarks to the UN Security Council earlier today.

The attack took place at Chaplyne railway station and at least 50 people were injured.

Zelensky said he expects the number of injured to rise.

Child among the victims

An 11-year-old boy was among those killed in Wednesday’s attack on the Chaplyne train station in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, according to a Twitter post by Ukrainian Parliament Speaker Ruslan Stefanchuk.

He wrote: “Recently, 15 people, including an 11-year-old child, were killed during a rocket attack at Chaplyne railway station. About 50 others were injured. What else is needed for the world to recognize this fake country as a terrorist? We won’t forget. We will not forgive.”

The regional office of the State Emergency Service in the Dnipropetrovsk region said that rescuers from the CNN are still working on site.



Source: CNN Brasil

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