A Russian bombardment of a railway station in central Ukraine left at least 15 dead and fifty wounded on Wednesday, the Ukrainian president reported. Volodymyr Zelenskyin an intervention before the UN Security Council.
“I have just received information of a Russian missile fired at a railway station in the Dnipropetrovsk region (…). At least 15 people were killed and around 50 were injured,” the president said.
The missile hit “directly on one of the cars, at the Chaplino station. Four passenger cars are on fire,” he said.
Rescuers are on the scene, but unfortunately the death toll may increase. This is our everyday life,” he continued.
The attack occurred on Ukraine Independence Daywhich broke away from the Soviet Union in 1991.
This Wednesday also marked six months since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops on February 24.
Shortly before, Zelenski would have promised that the Ukrainians will fight “until the end” against the invaders.
The fighting is currently concentrated mainly in eastern and southern Ukraine, where the front line appears stagnant, although Russia frequently bombards other regions with long-range missiles, according to Ukrainian authorities.