On the occasion of Ukraine’s Independence Day, Russia has attacked a railway station with a rocket. At least 22 people were killed and more than 50 were injured in the attack. President Volodymyr Zelensky has given information about this attack. Let us tell you that Zelensky had been warning for several days that Russia might try some barbaric action this week.
Ukrainian news agencies said in their report that Zelensky told the UN Security Council via video that the deadly attack took place in the city of Chapelne in the Dnipropetrovsk region. The population of the city is about 3,500.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said a rocket hit a train at a station in the city of Chapelne, about 145 km (90 miles) west of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. “The rescue operation is ongoing, but unfortunately the death toll could rise further,” Zelensky said. Ukraine’s deputy head of the presidential administration Kirill Timoshenko said in a message on his Telegram channel that an 11-year-old child had also died in the attack.
Ukraine’s Independence Day
Ukraine celebrated its Independence Day on Wednesday amid the ongoing war with Russia, marking six months since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. At the same time, President Volodymyr Zelensky called on people to be vigilant in the wake of Russian attacks. The residents of Kyiv woke up to the sound of sirens on Wednesday morning. Meanwhile, outgoing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has visited Kyiv. This is Johnson’s third visit to Ukraine since the start of the war.