Zelenskyy vows retaliation for Chernihiv attack that killed seven people and wounded over a hundred

by Andrew Wright
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Zelenskyy, the President of Ukraine, has pledged a strong response in retaliation for the recent missile strike carried out by Russia in Chernihiv. The attack took place in the heart of the northern Ukrainian city, resulting in the deaths of seven individuals and causing injuries to more than a hundred others. Zelenskyy conveyed his determination for Ukrainian soldiers to take action against Russia for this act of terrorism. He emphasized the need for a substantial and tangible response. The President made these remarks in a video message that was released in the early hours of Sunday. This statement came following Zelenskyy’s visit to Sweden, which marked his first international trip since his participation in a NATO summit in Lithuania the previous month.

Zelenskyy also shared the tragic news that a six-year-old girl named Sofia was among the casualties in the attack. He further confirmed that the wounded included 15 children. The governor of the Chernihiv region, Vyacheslav Chaus, reported that the total count of wounded individuals had increased to 148.

In another incident to the east, Russian forces launched an attack on the city of Kupiansk on Sunday morning, resulting in the serious injury of a man, as reported by Kharkiv regional Governor Oleh Syniehubov.

Simultaneously, within Russia’s borders, a Ukrainian drone struck a train station in Kursk, leading to injuries sustained by five individuals. This incident was confirmed by regional Governor Roman Starovoit in the early hours of Sunday. Kursk serves as the capital of the eponymous western region, situated adjacent to Ukraine.

Starovoit provided details of the drone strike, revealing that the drone crashed onto the roof of the railway station building, sparking a subsequent fire on the roof.

On a separate note, a drone approaching Moscow was intercepted and crashed due to Russian air defense interference. Russia’s Defense Ministry labeled this occurrence as an “attempt by the Kyiv regime to carry out a terrorist attack.” Consequently, flights at Moscow’s Vnukovo and Domodedovo airports were temporarily suspended, although no casualties or damage were reported.

While Ukrainian authorities typically refrain from commenting on attacks within Russian territory, they did not confirm their involvement in these incidents. Drone strikes near the Russian border regions have been recurrent. There has been an increasing frequency of drone attacks deeper into Russian territory since a drone was successfully destroyed over the Kremlin in early May. These successful attacks have exposed vulnerabilities in Moscow’s air defense systems.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Retaliation

What was the outcome of the missile strike in Chernihiv?

The missile strike in Chernihiv resulted in the deaths of seven individuals and injuries to over a hundred others.

How did President Zelenskyy respond to the attack?

President Zelenskyy vowed a strong retaliation to the attack, emphasizing a tangible response by Ukrainian soldiers.

Were there any casualties among children?

Yes, among the casualties were 15 children, including a six-year-old girl named Sofia.

What other incidents occurred in Ukraine and Russia?

Russian forces attacked Kupiansk, injuring a man. Additionally, a Ukrainian drone struck a train station in Kursk, wounding five people.

How did Russia react to a drone flying towards Moscow?

Russian air defense jammed the drone, causing it to crash. Russia’s Defense Ministry labeled it as an attempted terrorist attack by the Kyiv regime.

Were there any disruptions at Moscow’s airports?

Moscow’s Vnukovo and Domodedovo airports briefly suspended flights due to the drone incident, but no damage or victims were reported.

Have there been previous drone attacks in the region?

Yes, drone attacks near the Russian border regions are fairly regular occurrences, and successful strikes have exposed vulnerabilities in Moscow’s air defense systems.

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Liz88 August 20, 2023 - 9:12 pm

drones, missiles, feels like a movie but real, stay safe all.

AlexD August 20, 2023 - 10:49 pm

whoa, zelenskyy seems real mad abt that attack, sweden visit too?

johndoe456 August 21, 2023 - 12:01 pm

russia’s like jamming drones? rly tense stuff goin on.


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