Wednesday marks six months since the war in Ukraine began
America’s warning – Russia’s demonstration in Ukraine-occupied areas preparing to hold a referendum
Zelensky warns that Russia will launch a particularly brutal attack on Ukraine’s Independence Day
Kyiv, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Wednesday that Ukraine would fight to the end as 22 people were killed in a deadly attack on a railway station on the country’s Independence Day. Zelensky said that ‘we don’t care how much army you have, we only care about our land’. We will fight for it till the end. Wednesday marks six months since the start of the war. While the US has warned that Russia is preparing to hold a referendum in areas occupied by Ukraine. It would attempt to formalize control of Russia.
Zelensky said 22 people were killed in a Russian missile attack on Chaplino station in the central Dnipropetrovsk region, according to AFP news agency. Whereas earlier he had said that 15 people were killed and 50 others were injured in this attack. He said, ‘Chaplino is our pain today. At present, 22 people, including five people who were scorched in a car, have died. One child has died, he was 11. A Russian rocket destroyed his house.
Ukraine gained independence from the Soviet Union on 24 August 1991. Earlier, Zelensky warned that Russia could launch a particularly brutal attack on Ukraine’s Independence Day. He asked the people of Ukraine to be ready for this. While US National Security Coordinator John Kirby claimed that Russia had instructed officials to begin preparations for a sham referendum. Russia’s announcement could come before the end of this week.
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Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a surprise visit to the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. Johnson praised Ukraine for resisting Russian aggression for six months in a row. He said that Ukraine is defending its right to live in peace and freedom and therefore Ukraine will win.
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First Published: 25 August 2022, 05:45 IST