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Russian missile attack on Ukrainian railway station kills dozens

Kyiv: As Ukraine marked its independence day on August 24, Russia launched a missile attack over a railway station in Ukraine that left at least 22 killed and several injured. The missile had set a passenger train on fire in eastern Ukraine.

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Kyiv: As Ukraine marked its independence day on August 24, Russia launched a missile attack over a railway station in Ukraine that left at least 22 killed and several injured. The missile had set a passenger train on fire in eastern Ukraine.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in his video address for the United Nations Security Council, said that the missile attack had set fire to train carriages in Chaplyne, the town that consists of 3500 people in the Dnipropetrovsk region.

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As the rescue operations continue, the death toll could unfortunately further rise up, Zelenskyy stated. Chaplyne is our pain today. Ukraine would hold Russia accountable for all these deeds, he further added in his evening video address.

As per Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Russian forces had shelled the Chaplyne town twice. The first attack had killed a boy as the missile targeted his house. The second rocket attack hit the railway station. It set five train carriages ablaze and killed nearly 21 individuals. Kyrylo is the aide of Ukrainian President Zelenskyy.

Russia has not made any comments about the incident. However, it denies the civilian killings. The United States has condemned the Russian attack on Ukrainian civilians.

“Russia’s missile strike on a train station full of civilians in Ukraine is something near to an atrocity. We will continue, together with partners from around the world, to stand with Ukraine and seek accountability for Russian officials,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken tweeted.

Zelenskyy had warned about the Russian attempt to disrupt the 31st Independence Day Celebrations on August 24. The day coincided with six months mark of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine.

 

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