Russian missiles hit ‘humanitarian convoy’ in Zaporizhzhia, killing civilians

Russian missiles hit ‘humanitarian convoy’ leaving at least 23 civilians dead in Ukrainian region Putin plans to annex TODAY

  • Missiles hit a civilian convoy near the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia early Friday.
  • Multiple dead while trying to enter Russian-occupied territory to deliver aid
  • It comes as Putin plans to annex the entire Zaporizhzhia region later today.

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Russian missiles have today destroyed a humanitarian convoy in southern Ukraine, leaving at least 23 civilians dead.

The rockets hit a line of cars leaving the Ukrainian-occupied city of Zaporizhzhia for nearby Russian-occupied territory in the early hours of Friday.

Oleksandr Starukh, the regional governor of Zaporizhzhia, said at least 28 people were also injured in the attack and all the victims were civilians.

The attack took place just hours before a speech by Vladimir Putin in which he will announce that the Zaporizhzhia region, along with Donetsk, Luhansk and Kherson, will be annexed to Russia under the pretext of protecting them.

Zaporizhia

Zaporizhia

Zaporizhia

Russian missiles hit a civilian convoy leaving the Ukrainian-occupied city of Zaporizhzhia for nearby Russian-occupied territory, killing at least 23 people.

Photos from Zaporizhzhia showed a highway littered with blown up cars and at least two bodies lying on the ground, as survivors made their way through the rubble.

A witness reported seeing about 12 bodies, four of them in cars, and said a missile had left a crater in the ground near two rows of vehicles at a car market.

The impact had thrown chunks of earth into the air and sprayed vehicles with shrapnel. Windows of vehicles, mostly cars and three pickup trucks, were blown out.

The vehicles were packed with belongings, blankets and suitcases.

In one of them, a man’s body was leaning from the driver’s seat to the passenger seat, his left hand still gripping the steering wheel.

Oleksandr Starukh, Governor of Zaporizhzhia, wrote on Telegram: ‘The enemy launched a rocket attack on a civilian humanitarian convoy as it left the regional center.

‘People were lining up to leave for the temporarily occupied territory, to pick up their relatives, to take aid.

“Rescuers, doctors and all relevant services are currently working on site.”

The cars were carrying humanitarian aid into Russian-occupied territory when they were hit by multiple missiles early Friday.

The cars were carrying humanitarian aid into Russian-occupied territory when they were hit by multiple missiles early Friday.

The cars were carrying humanitarian aid into Russian-occupied territory when they were hit by multiple missiles early Friday.

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