30 killed, 88 wounded in Russian 16-missile attack on humanitarian convoy in Zaporiyia

Movement of heavy weaponry in eastern Ukraine

Movement of heavy weaponry in eastern Ukraine. Photo: OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine. CC BY 2.0.

The death toll in Friday’s Russian missile attack on a humanitarian convoy in Zaporiyia, southern Ukraine, has risen to 30, the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office said, while other sources already speak of 88 wounded.

In a message on Telegram, picked up by the Unian agency, the Prosecutor’s Office notes that the missile attack was recorded at around 7.30 am local time and that at the moment it is known of 26 dead and about 81 wounded, including children.

According to spokeswoman Anna Tkachenko, “in the area of the attack there was a convoy of civilians trying to cross the checkpoint and enter the occupied territory,” she said.

Russian troops launched a total of 16 S-300 missiles in the attack in Zaporiyia. “The Russians continue to destroy Ukrainians and our land of Zaporiyia. They continue the terror. They continue the killings. According to preliminary data, 16 missiles were fired using the S-300 air defense system. 23 dead and 28 wounded. Inhuman,” said a senior official of the Ukrainian Presidential Office.

Russian troops launched four missile attacks on the area of the automobile market, as well as on the point of concentration of vehicles and citizens for departure and entry to the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine.

He specified that there was a column of cars with civilians heading to the temporarily occupied territory to pick up their relatives.

The attack occurred hours before Moscow celebrates in style the annexation of four Ukrainian provinces, including Zaporiyia.

-Thailand News (TN)

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