Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced to the UN Security Council on Wednesday that the Russians attacked the train station and fired missiles at the trains. It happened in Dnipropetrovsk region. “This is our daily life,” he added. In the evening, he said 22 people were killed and 50 injured in shelling.
On Wednesday, Ukraine’s Independence Day, Ukrainian media reported late in the afternoon that Russian troops had attacked several regions, including Khmelnytskyi, Zhytomyr and Vinnytsia. Serhiy Hamalij, head of Khmelnytsky region, invited people to stay in shelters. Russian rockets were shot down over Cherkasy and Cherkasy provinces.
That day, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy spoke at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council dedicated to Russian aggression against Ukraine (after 6pm in Poland).
– While I was preparing this report, I received information that Russia launched a missile attack on the railway station and trains in the Dnipropetrovsk region – he said. He also informed that there have been casualties and injuries. – There was an attack, people are dying, and there are more and more victims – he said. – This is our daily life. In this way, Russia is preparing for this UN meeting, Zelensky added.
Two hours later, he reported that at least 15 people were killed and 50 wounded in a Russian missile attack on the Czaplin train station in the Dnipropetrovsk region. He further informed that four vehicles were set on fire.
After 10 p.m., he announced the total death toll at 22.
A photo of the Russian attack site was posted on social media in the evening by the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba.
Zelensky: Our country is a protectorate for the rest of the world
Ukraine’s leader earlier said at the UNSC that Wednesday is Ukraine’s Independence Day. – Now you all can see how safe our country is to the rest of the world. Whether Ukraine remains free, secure, or the integrity of our country and the inviolability of our borders affects the rest of the world, he continued.
– We can talk about various aspects here, all these aspects will certainly be related to one or another global crisis – said Zelensky.
“Russia is now putting the world on the brink of nuclear catastrophe,” he pointed out. – Ukraine has a nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, which is now in a war zone – he mentions the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant. According to him, Russian provocations and shelling are “a big threat”.
“The Russians must immediately stop the nuclear threat and completely withdraw from the area of this plant,” the Ukrainian leader said.
He also stressed that “the Russian port blockade in the Sea of Azov has already disrupted the food market.” – But let’s remember one more aspect, the energy aspect – he continued. He pointed out that “Russia is also deliberately trying to reduce access to electricity” and “continues to use its veto right at the United Nations”.
Main photo source: twitter.com/DmytroKuleba
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