On the day of Ukraine’s Independence, Russian military attacked a railway station with rockets, resulting in 22 fatalities.
The deadly assault happened in Chaplyne, a village of around 3,500 inhabitants in the center of the region of Dnipropetrovsk.
In his daily video, Zelensky stated, “Chaplyne is our pain today.”
Authorities in Kyiv have outlawed big gatherings in the city through Thursday out of concern for possible rocket attacks days before Independence Day.
At Kyiv’s Independence Square, or Maidan, a joyful mood pervaded throughout the day as thousands of citizens posed for photos next to burned-out Russian tanks on exhibit.