At least 15 people have been killed and 50 others injured by the impact of several missiles on a train station in the Dnipropetrovsk region of eastern Ukraine, the country’s president, Volodimir Zelenski, has denounced, blaming Russian forces.
Zelenski has denounced this attack during a telematic appearance before the UN Security Council, warning that several wagons were still burning and emergency services were still working in the area.
“The death toll may rise,” he said, according to a video shared on his Telegram account and picked up by the UNIAN news agency.
Ukrainian authorities, who feared that Russia would take advantage of Wednesday’s Independence Day commemoration to redouble its attacks, have warned of several operations in different parts of the country.
In the west, in the Jmelnitsky region, several explosions have been recorded which, according to Belarusian opposition activists, derive from projectiles launched from neighboring Belarus. Specifically, they speak of at least four missiles, reports the DPA agency.
Shelling has also been confirmed in Yitomir, while Dnipropetrovsk, an eleven-year-old boy has been killed by a missile hitting a house. The warning sounds have been a constant in different parts of Ukraine.