Russian Airstrike Reportedly Kills Dozens of Ukrainians

( According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, 87 persons were killed in an airstrike carried out by Russian forces on Tuesday in the town of Desna. If confirmed, this would be the highest number of casualties sustained by Ukraine’s armed forces in a single attack throughout this conflict.

On the day of the strike, a Russian military official stated that high-precision, long-range missiles had attacked Ukrainian reserve soldiers at a training center in Desna, which is located in the northern Ukrainian district of Chernihiv, as well as at one other location.

Zelensky did not elaborate on whether or whether the victims of the assault in Desna were members of the military or civilians. A military garrison and a training facility may be found in the town’s vicinity.

The Ukrainian President made a statement on Monday during a talk delivered through a video link to global business executives in Davos.

He said that work at Desna concluded that day. Under the debris in Desna, there were “87 people who lost their lives. 87 corpses.”

The Ukrainian authorities reported the previous week that there were eight fatalities due to the strike.

At the very least, 52 people were killed in April at a train station in Kramatorsk, located in Ukraine.

Authorities in Ukraine have stated that they have a strong suspicion that hundreds of people are buried beneath the wreckage of a theater in Mariupol damaged by a bomb in March, but they have been unable to verify the number of fatalities.

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), more than 4,000 people have been murdered in Ukraine since Russia’s invasion began on February 24. However, the actual number of fatalities is likely far higher.

According to the OHCHR, which has dozens of monitors in the nation, 4,031 individuals have been murdered, including over 200 children. These deaths have been documented.

The majority of casualties were caused by explosive weapons that had a large area of effect, such as air attacks or shelling from heavy artillery.

Moscow has stated that it did not target civilians and has referred to its invasion of Ukraine as a “special military operation.” The goal of this operation, according to Moscow, is to disarm Ukraine, “denazify” it, and rid it of what it claims are anti-Russian nationalists that the West is fostering.

Ukraine and its allies have stated that these assertions are without merit and that Russia is using them to legitimize its all-out assault.