The death toll from a Russian strike on a Ukrainian railway station has increased to 22, President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Wednesday as the country marked six months of war.
"Chaplino is our pain today. As of this moment, there are 22 dead, including five people who burned in a car. A youth died, he was 11 years old, a Russian rocket destroyed his house," he said in his daily address, revising an earlier toll.
Zelensky said the strike was "right on the wagons at Chaplino station. Four passenger cars are on fire".
"Rescuers are working on the spot, but the death toll may rise, unfortunately. This is our daily life," Zelensky said.
The strike comes as Ukraine marks Independence Day, commemorating its separation from the Soviet Union in 1991.
It also comes as the country enters its seventh month of war against Russia, launched on February 24.
Zelensky said earlier Wednesday that Ukraine would fight "to the end".
While most fighting is now taking place in eastern and southern Ukraine, where neither side appears to be making progress, Russia regularly strikes Ukrainian cities with long-range missiles, according to Kyiv.
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