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Russian missile strikes train station on Ukraine’s Independence Day, 22 killed

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Russian missile hit a train station in the Dnipropetrovsk region, killing at least 22.
  • President Zelenskyy told the UN Security Council of the incident through a video.
  • The president’s office also reported that an 11-year-old child was killed by rocket fire.

Russia Ukraine news: Soon after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned that Moscow might attempt “something particularly cruel” this week, a Russian missile hit a train station in the Dnipropetrovsk region, killing at least 22. President Zelenskyy told the UN Security Council of the incident through a video, informing that at least 50 others got injured in the attack. The attack took place on Ukraine’s Independence Day in Chaplyne, a town of about 3,500 people in the central Dnipropetrovsk region. 

The president’s office also reported that an 11-year-old child was killed by rocket fire earlier in the day in the settlement. “Chaplyne is our pain today,” Zelenskyy said in his nightly video address to the nation. The deputy head of Zelenskyy’s office later said 22 people were wounded in the attack, which hit five passenger rail cars.

Ukraine had been bracing for especially heavy attacks around the national holiday that commemorates Ukraine’s declaration of independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Wednesday also marked the six-month point in the war. Days ahead of Independence Day, Kyiv authorities banned large gatherings in the capital through Thursday for fear of missile strikes.

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