11 People Fear Dead, Others Injured As Russia Missiles Strike On Ukraine

11 People Feared Dead, Others Injured As Russia Missiles Strike On Ukraine

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Russia launched missile strikes on Sunday in a lakeside resort area near Ukraine’s second largest city, Kharkiv, resulting in at least 11 deaths and numerous injuries.

The attacks, part of ongoing aggression in the northeast Kharkiv region, have left communities reeling in grief and disbelief.

The initial strike, targeting the peaceful lakeside retreat, claimed six lives and injured 27 others, with one person still reported missing. Shockingly, emergency crews responding to the scene were targeted in a subsequent attack just 20 minutes later, exacerbating the humanitarian crisis.

Valentyna, 69, who lost her husband in the attack, tearfully recounted the devastation: “To lose my husband, my home, everything—it hurts. They (the Russians) are animals, why do they need to kill people?” Her anguish mirrored the sentiments of many affected by the senseless violence.

Yaroslav Trofimko, a police inspector caught in the second strike, expressed disbelief: “This was a place for families to relax. Why attack innocent civilians?” The strikes targeted areas devoid of military presence, underscoring the indiscriminate nature of the assault.

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Later in the day, further tragedy struck as Russia’s forces shelled two villages in the Kupiansk district, resulting in five more deaths and nine injuries. Local governor Oleh Syniehubov condemned the attacks as a ruthless assault on civilian life, using self-propelled multiple rocket launchers.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, calling for increased international support, emphasized the urgent need for air defense systems to protect urban areas like Kharkiv from further devastation. “The world must unite to stop Russian terror,” he urged, highlighting the critical need for decisive political action.

As tensions escalate and casualties mount, the international community faces mounting pressure to intervene and halt the bloodshed. The resilience of Ukrainian civilians, now enduring daily threats to their lives and homes, stands as a stark reminder of the human cost of conflict.

The situation in Kharkiv and surrounding regions remains fluid, with fears of further violence gripping communities already scarred by war. As diplomatic efforts intensify, the hope for peace and security in Ukraine hangs in the balance, dependent on swift and resolute international action against Russia’s aggression.

Emmanuel Ochayi is a journalist. He is a graduate of the University of Lagos, School of first choice and the nations pride. Emmanuel is keen on exploring writing angles in different areas, including Business, climate change, politics, Education, and others.

Emmanuel Ochayi is a journalist. He is a graduate of the University of Lagos, School of first choice and the nations pride. Emmanuel is keen on exploring writing angles in different areas, including Business, climate change, politics, Education, and others.

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