Russia Launches Missile Attack on Ukrainian Train Station, 22 People Killed on Independence Day

Russia Launches Missile Attack on Ukrainian Train Station, 22 People Killed on Independence Day

  • The Russian military launched a rocket strike on a Ukrainian train station on Wednesday, 24 August
  • President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says the attack on the small town of Chaplyne resulted in over 20 deaths, including that of a little boy
  • Social media users have condemned the attack on Ukraine and hope that the country will retaliate with force

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KYIV, UKRAINE - Ukraine's celebration of Independence Day was short-lived following an attack by the Russian military that resulted in the deaths of 22 civilians.

Russia launched a rocket strike on Ukrainian train station
A little boy was killed on Wednesday, 24 August, after Russian troops launched a rocket strike. Images: @DmytroKuleba
Source: Twitter

Russia launched a rocket strike on a Ukrainian train station on Wednesday, 24 August, leaving many casualties and injuries. The attack on the train station also marked six months since Russian troops invaded the Eastern European country.

According to SABCNews, Ukraine's president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, had warned civilians that Russia could launch an attack on the country's 31st anniversary of independence from the Soviet Union and cancelled all public celebrations.

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Zelenskyy said in a video address to the United Nations Security Council that rockets hit a train in Chaplyne, 145km west of Russian-occupied Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.

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The Ukrainian president added that a little boy was killed when the first missle hit his home and the other 21 deaths were related to the train station attack. According to BBC, this recent attack comes after 50 people were killed in a train station attack in April.

Ukraine's Foreign Affairs Minister Dmytro Kuleba took to social media to share images of the attack's aftermath and stated that Russia needed to be stopped before more lives were lost.

Here's what netizens had to say about the recent attack:

@LoraLynnArmstr1 said:

"Horrible. Just horrible."

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@laked_li said:

"Putin's fascist terrorist group in Russia is insane. Ukraine must retaliate a hundred-fold. Ukraine will win."

@SandraChitayat said:

"It’s just shocking. They continue in their spiteful wrong-headedness. Ukrainian resolve will only stiffen because it has no choice! Ukraine cannot turn back - it must resolutely follow the path it has charted for itself. Eventually, it must bear fruit. Good must triumph over evil."

@rita51110 said:

"Horrific. Ukraine has already endured six months of this."

@Pharmspice said:

"I'm so sorry this is happening. I hate this war on Ukraine!"

Art exhibition portraying impact of war in Ukraine on women and children gets South Africa talking

Briefly News previously reported that a poignant art exhibition called The Womanly Face of War is currently being showcased at the Old Granary in Cape Town.

The exhibition, which depicts the impact of the war in Ukraine on women and children, was launched a few days ago in the Mother City, with South African politician Dr Mamphela Ramphele speaking at the opening.

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The Desmond and Leah Tutu Foundation joined forces with the Ukrainian Association of SA for the exhibition, which showcases the work of four female artists from Ukraine, TimesLIVE wrote.

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