War: Many dead after Russian missile strike in Desna – Zelensky laments
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has grieved the deaths caused by a Russian missile attack on Thursday in the hamlet of Desna in the Chernihiv district, north of Kyiv.
According to CNN, Zelensky revealed this in his nightly speech on Thursday.
Desna is forty (40) kilometers from the Belarussian border.
“Russian strikes on Chernihiv region, in particular the terrible blow on the Desna, there is an analysis of debris, many dead,” Zelensky said.
“There are “constant strikes on the Odesa region, on the cities of central Ukraine, the Donbas is completely destroyed — all this has no and cannot have any military explanation for Russia.”
He added, “This is a deliberate and criminal attempt to kill as many Ukrainians as possible. Destroy as many houses, social facilities and enterprises as possible. This is what will qualify the genocide of the Ukrainian people and for which the occupiers will definitely be brought to justice.
“The first trial in Ukraine against a Russian war criminal has already begun. And it will end with the full restoration of justice within the international tribunal. I’m sure of it. We will find and bring to justice all those who give and carry out criminal orders.”
Russia and Ukraine have been at odds for over three months.
As a result of the fighting, several casualties have already been reported.
Due to political tensions, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched the invasion of Ukraine in February of this year.