Bodies of 87 people found under rubble after Russian airstrike on Desna

Bodies of 87 people found under rubble after Russian airstrike on Desna

The bodies of 87 people were found under the rubble following a Russian airstrike on the village of Desna in Chernihiv region on May 17.

"Today we have finished works in Desna. Unfortunately, the statistics are as follows: 87 victims under the rubble in Desna. 87 corpses, victims killed. The future of Ukraine will lack these people," President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said, while delivering a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

Zelensky revealed the information about Desna, answering a question about how he sees the future of Ukraine.

"As the president of the country at war, I think about the present of Ukraine and about how many people die every day," he said.

On February 24, the Russian Federation launched a new phase of the war against Ukraine – a full-scale invasion. Russian invaders shell and bomb peaceful Ukrainian cities, towns, and villages, torture and kill civilians. The United States, the European Union, and other countries impose sanctions on Russia.

Russian troops launched missile strikes on Desna village on the morning of May 17. On the same day, rescuers reported 8 killed and 12 injured.


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