June 23, 2024

Russian strike on village kills 50, Ukrainian officials say, as Zelenskyy seeks more Western support

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian rocket struck a village cafe and store in eastern Ukraine on Thursday and killed at least 50 civilians in one of the deadliest attacks in months, according to President Volodymyr Zelensky and other top officials in Kyiv. The attack came as Zelenskyy attended a summit of about 50 European leaders in Spain to drum up support from Ukraine’s allies. He denounced the attack in the village of Hroza as a “demonstrably brutal Russian crime” and “a completely deliberate act of terrorism.” Presidential chief of staff Andrii Yermak and Kharkiv Gov. Oleh Syniehubov said a 6-year-old boy was among the dead, adding that seven other people were wounded.

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