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22 killed in rocket attack on train station as Ukraine marks independence day

President Volodymyr Zilenskyy said that 22 people were killed in a rocket attack at a central Ukrainian train station as the country celebrated its Independence Day.

Ukrainian leaders had been warning for days about the possibility that Russian forces would attempt “something particularly cruel” in this week’s elections.

He told a UN Security Council meeting that the lethal attack had occurred in Chaplyne, central Dnipropetrovsk.

Ukraine were anticipating heavy attacks on the national holiday to commemorate Ukraine’s independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. This year, it fell at the six-month mark of the Russian invasion of 2022.

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Image A group of people stands next to a house that was destroyed in a Russian military attack in Chaplyne

It happened as Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Ukraine’s capital Kyiv. He was presented with The Order of Liberty (Ukraine’s highest award that can be bestowed upon foreign nationals).

Johnson made his final visit to the country before he resigned. He set out PS54 million more in military aid, including drones that would target Russian forces.

On Twitter, Johnson stated that “What happens to Ukraine matters to all of us.”

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“That’s why I’m here in Kyiv today. This is why the UK will continue its support for our Ukrainian friends.

“I believe Ukraine can win this war.

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Boris Johnson walks through Kyiv

Unmanned surveillance and missile systems, as well as 2,000 drones and anti-tank loitering munitions are all part of the latest support package for Ukraine.

There are also 850 Black Hornet micro-drones that can be launched by hand. These can provide live images and feeds to troops.

Johnson suggested during his visit to Ukraine that high energy costs are something UK residents must bear in order to resist Vladimir Putin.

He stated that “if we pay in our energy bills for Vladimir Putin’s evils, then the people of Ukraine are also paying in their blood.”



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