At the same time as the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyis visiting Spain at the Summit of the European Political Community, a small town in the Kharkiv region has suffered one of the most tragic Russian attacks so far in the war: a missile has hit a store and a coffee and It has caused more than 50 deaths and several injuries.
Zelensky, who precisely asked at the Summit for more anti-aircraft weapons, has described what happened as “a really brutal crime from Russiaa missile attack against a grocery store, a totally deliberate act of terrorism,” as he published on his Telegram account.
The missile hit a cafe and a shop located in the small town of Groza, where there were about 60 people, of whom 51 died and seven others were injured serious, according to information offered by the Ukrainian Minister of the Interior, Igor Klimenko.
According to Ukraine At the time of the attack – at 3:24 p.m. Spanish time – the premises were full of people who had attended a wake. Emergency services were still working at the scene at the time of writing, but they had already recovered almost all the bodies, including that of a six year old boy. According to Ukrainian media, the attack was carried out with an Iskander cruise missile, a weapon manufactured by Russia itself.
Zelensky has assured that “we must stop Russian terror” and has described as “criminals” “all those who help Russia circumvent sanctions” that in theory they should prevent it from importing missile parts and other goods that it uses to produce weapons.
In addition, he promised that kyiv will respond appropriately to the “terrorist attack” with which Russia wants to “make genocidal aggression the norm throughout the world.”