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Russian Rockets Kill 22 And Injure Over 50 At Train Station On Ukraine’s Independence Day

Russian Rockets Kill 22 And Injure Over 50 At Train Station On Ukraine’s Independence Day

Russian Rockets Kill 22 And Injure Over 50 At Train Station On Ukraine’s Independence Day

Russian Rockets Kill 22 And Injure Over 50 At Train Station On Ukraine’s Independence Day

On Wednesday, August 24, as his country celebrated the anniversary of its independence from the Soviet Union, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy reported that a Russian missile strike on a Ukrainian railway station left at least 22 persons dead and several others injured.

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On July 4, which marks six months since Russian soldiers invaded Ukraine and the deadliest battle in Europe since World War Two, Zelenskiy had warned of Russian attacks. Zelensky claimed that the rockets struck a train in the small town of Chaplyne, about 145 kilometers (90 miles) west of Russian-occupied Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, in a video message to the UN Security Council on Wednesday. He claimed that four carriages were on fire.

In a message posted on the messaging app Telegram, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky described the attack on Chaplyne railway station in a Ukrainian-held area as today’s “pain”.”As of this moment, there are 22 dead, five of them burned in a car,” he said before adding one of those killed was an 11-year-old whose house had been destroyed by a Russian rocket.

Russian Rockets Kill 22 And Injure Over 50 At Train Station On Ukraine’s Independence Day

He said: “Search and rescue operations at the railway station continue. We will definitely make the occupiers answer for everything they have done. And we will certainly throw out the invaders from our land.”

The public festivities for August 24 had been banned in Ukraine, but many people observed the day by donning embroidered blouses decorated with the colors of their flag.

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Air raid sirens blared at least seven times in the capital Kyiv during the day though no attacks occurred in Kyiv according to reporting from Reuters.

Zelensky and his wife, Olena Zelenska, joined religious leaders for service in Kyiv’s 11th-century St. Sophia cathedral and laid flowers at a memorial to fallen soldiers.

Russian Rockets Kill 22 And Injure Over 50 At Train Station On Ukraine’s Independence Day

The 44-year-old leader also promised that Ukraine would recapture Russian-occupied areas of eastern Ukraine and the Crimean peninsula, which Russia annexed in 2014.

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“We will not sit down at the negotiating table out of fear, with a gun pointed at our heads. For us, the most terrible iron is not missiles, aircraft, and tanks, but shackles,” he said.


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