At least 15 people have been killed in a missile attack on a Ukrainian railway station, reports President Zelensky. According to him, there are also at least 50 wounded. It concerns Chaplyne station, in the Dnipro region, about 80 kilometers from the front in the east of the country.
Unverified photos show that several trainsets have been largely destroyed. Cars have also burned out. Rescuers are looking for survivors.
Zelensky talked about the missile attack during a digital speech to the UN Security Council. “Just before I started this speech, I received this information. Unfortunately, the number of deaths could still increase,” he said. “This is how Russia prepared for this meeting.”
A few hours earlier, the city of Synelnykove, 70 kilometers north, was hit by multiple explosions. In the process, an 11-year-old boy was killed. In the neighborhood, two children were taken alive under the rubble of a collapsed building.
Also in Western Ukraine, near the city of Shepetivka, the trail was hit by an attack. There, two missiles ended up on “critical infrastructure”, according to the head of the region. As far as we know, there have been no casualties.
Fear of attacks
Due to the celebration of the Ukrainian Independence Day, which coincides with the fact that the Russian invasion began exactly six months ago, a greater threat of Russian missile attacks was taken into account. The US Embassy in Ukraine specifically warned against attacks on civilian infrastructure and government buildings.
Scattered throughout the country, an air alarm was heard during the day, but large-scale attacks seemed to remain out for the time being.