NewsBrutality of Russians. 51 civilians from a Ukrainian village are dead

Brutality of Russians. 51 civilians from a Ukrainian village are dead

Brutality of Russians. 51 civilians from a Ukrainian village are dead
Images source: © GETTY | Global Images Ukraine
ed. SYB

8:32 AM EDT, October 6, 2023

The number of fatalities from the rocket attack that occurred on Thursday in the village of Hroza in the Kharkiv region of eastern Ukraine has risen to 51. All the victims are civilians, including one child. In response to this tragic situation, regional authorities have declared three days of mourning.

A Russian rocket hit directly into the cafe, where a wake was being held after the funeral of one of the villagers. Based on preliminary findings, it appears that the Russians used an Iskander maneuvering missile for the attack.

51 victims after the Russians struck a village. The residents were at a wake

Oleh Syniehubov, the head of the Kharkiv regional military administration, announced that "according to the latest data, this crime took the lives of 51 civilians, six people were injured" - Three days, from October 6 to 8, will be days of mourning - he added.

Syniehubow also emphasized that "the terrorist attack by Russian troops on the village of Hroza is the bloodiest crime committed by Russians in the Kharkiv region since the beginning of the invasion."

The attack took place on Thursday in the early afternoon. At the moment the rocket hit the cafe, there were 60 people inside. Among the fatalities is a six-year-old girl. Before the attack, the village of Hroza had 300 residents.

  • Russian shelling
  • Russian shelling
  • Russian shelling
[1/3] Russian shellingImages source: © PAP | Yevhen Titov

Zelensky reacts to tragedy in Ukrainian village

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, who was abroad at the time of the attack, described it as a "showcase brutal Russian crime" and a "conscious act of terrorism."

Zelensky stressed that "Russian terror must be stopped". The President warned: "anyone who helps Russia in evading sanctions is a criminal. Those who support Russia, support evil". - This and similar acts of terrorism are only necessary for Russia for one reason: to make its genocidal aggression a new norm for the whole world - he added.

Related content