Russia launched series of attack on several Ukrainian provinces on Thursday which claimed the lives of 51 civilians. The attack including missile strike at a village cafe and market in the northeast and swarming south and central region with drones comes amid President Volodymyr Zelenskyy getting ready to make his case for a unified front against Moscow’s aggression to European leaders.
As per the local authorities, the attack in Kharkiv province village of Hroza, where about 60 people were attending a wake of a local fallen soldier was one of the deadliest assault by Russia in months.
Emergency personnel cleared out rubble while cadavers and body parts were strewn on a nearby children park in Hroza, which is located 20 miles away from Kupiansk, which is under the radar of Russian military. Ahead of traveling to southern Spain for a summit with fellow European leaders, Zelenskyy had visited the area on Thursday to inspect the equipment supplied by the West.
Post Thursday night’s onslaught, he pleaded for more equipment which included a 29-drone barrage aimed at Odesa and Mykolaiv in the south as well as central Kirovohrad province. “The key was us, especially before winter, is to strengthen air defense, and there is already a basis for new agreements with partners,” stated Zelenskyy on Telegram.