The Russians attacked the railway station, hit the trains with missiles, announced the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, on Wednesday at the UN Security Council. This happened in the Dnipropetrovsk region. “This is our daily life,” he added.
On Wednesday, Ukraine’s independence day, Russian troops attacked a number of oblasts, including Khmelnytsky, Zhytomyr and Vinnytsia, Ukrainian media reported. The head of the Khmelnytsky region, Serhiy Hamalij, called on the inhabitants to stay in the shelters. Russian rockets were shot down over the Cherkassy and Cherkassy Oblasts.
On that day, President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke at the meeting of the United Nations Security Council devoted to Russian aggression against Ukraine.
– Just when I was preparing this statement, I received information that Russia carried out a missile attack on the railway station in the Dnipropetrovsk region and trains there – he said. He also reported that there were fatalities and injured. – There was an attack, people are dying, there are more and more victims – he said. – This is our everyday life. In this way, Russia was preparing for this UN session, added Zelenskiy.
Zelensky: our country provides security for the rest of the world
The Ukrainian leader said he also reminded that Ukraine’s Independence Day is celebrated on Wednesday. – Now you can all see how much our country is a security for the rest of the world. Whether Ukraine will be free, safe, or the integrity of our country and the inviolability of our borders will be inviolable 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 other global crises – said Zelenski.
He pointed out that “Russia is now setting the world on the verge of a nuclear catastrophe.” – There is a nuclear power plant in Ukraine, the largest in Europe and it is now in a war zone – he added, referring to the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant. According to him, Russian provocations and shelling are “a huge threat”.
“The Russians must immediately stop nuclear blackmail and withdraw completely from the region of this plant,” said the Ukrainian leader.
He also stressed that “the Russian port blockade in the Sea of Azov has already destabilized the food market”. – But let’s remember about one more section, about the energy aspect – he continued. He pointed out that “Russia is also deliberately trying to impose a reduction in access to electricity” and “is also constantly using its veto right in the United Nations”.
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