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The death toll in the Russian rocket attack continues to rise and 25 people have been confirmed dead in an attack on a civilian on Thursday Railway station in Eastern Ukraine As the nation celebrated its Independence Day.
The victims include an 11-year-old child who was found under the ruble and a six-year-old child who was killed in a car fire after being hit by a vehicle near the station, the deputy head of the Ukrainian presidential office, Kyrylo. Tymoshenko, said. In an update on Wednesday’s strike.
Another 31 people were injured in the attack in Chapelne, a town of about 3,500 people in the Dnipropetrovsk region bordering Dontsk.
Ukraine celebrates 31 years apart from the Soviet Union, But celebrations were light on the ground as mass groups and public events were put on hold for the safety of the people.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky warned In the lead-up to the anniversary – which also marked a six-month milestone since the Russian invasion on February 24 – that Moscow may try to do something “particularly bad” and “brutal” on National Day.
Officials warned that Russia could launch A significant attack of some sort, whether cyber or military, although Moscow’s aggression appears to be limited to Chaplin’s strike.
Zelensky addressed the attack in his nightly update and said search and rescue teams would continue to search the scene of the attack.
“Chaplin is our pain today,” he said, adding that Russia “will bear responsibility for everything they have done.”
“There is no bomb that can destroy freedom, and there will never be missiles that can break the will of those who believe in themselves,” he said.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu Attempted to explain Moscow’s inability to pursue its offensive in Ukraine as an attempt to save civilian lives.
Shoigu claimed that Russia was conducting precision-armed attacks against Ukrainian military targets, and “everything is done to avoid civilian casualties.”
“Undoubtedly, it slows down the pace of the offensive, but we do it deliberately,” he said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.