The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, said at the UN Security Council on Wednesday about another attack by the Russians. – Just when I was preparing this statement, I received information that Russia carried out a missile attack on the Chaplino railway station in the Dnipropetrovsk region and trains there – Zelenskiy said during a virtual speech at the UNSC meeting devoted to the Russian aggression against Ukraine.
The rescue operation ended on Thursday morning. 25 people were killed, including two children, and 31 were injured.
Earlier in the morning, the head of the authorities of the Dnipropetrovsk region, Valentyn Rezniczenko, informed that two children, boys aged 6 and 11, had died in Czaplin.
“An 11-year-old died under the rubble of his (own) house, and a 6-year-old died in a car fire next to a railway station,” said the deputy head of the presidential office, Kirill Tymoshenko.
Ukrainians predict imminent retaliation in the face of another brutal attack by the Russians. Oleksiy Arestovych, a political and military analyst and adviser to the head of the Ukrainian president’s office, says Ukraine will respond to the Russian attack on the railway station within two days.
The answer will be irrefutable. It will come, it cannot even be doubted. There’ll be some news tomorrow morning. A maximum of a day or two, preparation if necessary, additional recognition of serious, bold goals
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Meanwhile, the US Institute for War Studies (ISW) emphasizes in a new report that since the peak of the invasion in March, Russia has lost control of an area larger than Denmark in Ukraine, and in the last 39 days it has taken areas comparable only to the size of Andorra.
The Think Tank describes Wednesday’s statement by Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu, who stated that Russian troops are deliberately slowing down the pace of the offensive, allegedly out of concern for the lives of civilians. According to the TI, this was probably an attempt to justify the small territorial gains in Ukraine over the past six weeks.
Since the Russian troops resumed their offensive after an operational break on July 16, they only managed to occupy an area of just over 450 square kilometers, which is slightly smaller than the area of Andorra. However, since March 21, when they controlled the most territory in Ukraine, they lost a total area of about 45 thousand. square kilometers, thus larger than Denmark.
“As the Institute of Military Affairs has previously assessed, Russian forces are unable to translate limited tactical gains into wider operational successes, and their offensive operations in eastern Ukraine are culminating. Shoigu’s statement is probably an attempt to explain these failures,” the report reads.
Sources: Telegram / PAP
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