August 24 is an important day in Ukraine’s history as the nation celebrates Independence Day. The Putin regime has not recognized Ukraine as a sovereign country, considering it its own territory so on that very day, the Russian army stepped up missile attacks, which again killed dozens of innocent people, including children.
On the afternoon of August 24, 2022, the Russian army launched missiles on the village of Chaplyne, Dnipropetrovsk region. The first incoming missile destroyed a household. Three people got trapped under the rubble – a woman and two children. The woman and a boy, 13, were rescued by local residents, while an 11-year-old boy did not survive the strike. Rescuers have later retrieved his body.
On the same day, the Russians attacked the village again — first with one missile, and then with three more. The first strike damaged the outbuildings of the local railway, while the following ones hit the railway station. The impact damaged five passenger rail cars, setting them on fire.
In total, 25 people died as a result of the shelling of the residential sector and the railway station, including two children. An boy, 11, died under the rubble of a house targeted in the strike, while another 6-year-old child died in a car fire outside the railway station. Another 31 people were injured.
The Russian army purposefully hits settlements located near the front line in order to intimidate the local population and suppress insurrectionary moods of the Ukrainian people in advance. However, with such criminal methods of warfare, Russia will never achieve what it wants because the Ukrainians are no longer afraid of Russia, being ready to defend their independence until full victory.