Ukraine. 15 killed and 50 injured in Russian train station attack

“I was informed that a Russian missile attack was carried out on a railway station in the Dnipropetrovsk region (…). At least 15 people died and about 50 were injured,” Zelensky announced at the start of his address to the Security Council. The UN meeting on Ukraine’s independence day will mark six months since the Russian-launched invasion.

According to Zelensky, who attended the meeting via video conference, the attack hit Chaplinov’s station, and four passenger carriages were set on fire.

Rescue teams are working. But, unfortunately, the death toll may rise further,” he asserted.

“This is how Russia is preparing for this UN Security Council meeting,” the Ukrainian president added.

Photos of the attack shared by the Ukrainian press showed carriages completely destroyed by fire and cars hit.

“We know Russia will launch a brutal and devastating attack on Ukraine’s Independence Day. Missile attack on Chaplino railway station, Dnipro kills at least 15 and injures 50. Another attack on railway hub in Shebedivka, Khmelnytskyi. Attack warnings continue in Kiev.” Maria Avdieva, an expert on international security and emerging security challenges, wrote on Twitter.

In his speech, Zelensky declared that “Russia has brought the entire world to the brink of a radiation catastrophe” and that “the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant is a fact” because of technical difficulties in getting his message across. turned into a battlefield”.

“Today our country celebrates Independence Day, and now everyone can see how much the world depends on our freedom,” said the head of state of Ukraine.

Before an audience of diplomatic representatives and senior UN officials, including the organization’s own Secretary Antonio Guterres, Zelensky proposed holding a future summit in Kiev in 2023 under UN auspices.

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The military offensive launched by Russia on February 24 in Ukraine has already displaced nearly 13 million people — more than six million internally displaced and nearly seven million in neighboring countries — according to the latest UN data, sorting out this refugee crisis. Worst in Europe since World War II (1939-1945).

The Russian invasion – justified by Russian President Vladimir Putin as the need to “denazify” and militarize Ukraine for Russia’s security – was condemned by the generality of the international community, which responded by sending arms to Ukraine and imposing sanctions on Russia. Across sectors from banking to energy and sports.

In a war that entered its 182nd day today, the U.N. It presented a confirmed 5,587 civilian deaths and 7,890 wounded, insisting that the true number was much higher and would only be known at the end of the conflict.

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