Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Zelenskyj visits Sweden and regrets the deadly bomb attack in Chernihiv

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, found himself in Sweden To hold talks with government leaders and political parties, as well as with the Swedish royal family. There, he was surprised by a Russian bombardment in the city Chernihiv This has claimed at least seven lives and injured 90.

The President of Ukraine announced that he would meet with the Prime Minister of Sweden. Ulf Kristersson met with members of the royal family and announced that he would hold talks on “association, defense cooperation, EU (European Union) integration, and common Euro-Atlantic security.” “I thank all Swedes who support Ukraine,” he added.

This visit comes almost a year and a half after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and at a time when Sweden is about to join NATO, like its neighbor Finland.

Shortly after the invasion began in February 2022, Sweden abandoned its doctrine of not providing arms to warring countries and provided Kyiv with thousands of anti-tank weapons. In July, Turkey ended its opposition to Sweden’s entry into the Atlantic Alliance, giving the green light to Stockholm’s aspirations.

From Sweden, Selenskyj complained about a Russian bombardment that claimed “several dead” and “injured” in the center of Chernihiv, in the north of Ukraine, and also reached a university and a theater. “A Russian missile fell in the middle of the city, in our Chernihiv,” Zelenskyy wrote. “A square, the Polytechnic University, and a theatre.” An ordinary Saturday that Russia turned into a day of pain and loss. There are dead, there are wounded,” he added.

The Russian attack at least caused a stir seven dead and 90 injured interior minister said Ihor Klymenko, by telegram. The attack happened around noon when the city center was particularly crowded because it was a religious holiday and many citizens were going to a church service.

At least one of the missiles had a direct impact on dramatic theatre, continues the minister’s message collected by the Ukrinform portal. “All emergency services are on site. Unfortunately, there is information about deaths,” the mayor’s office of the northern Ukrainian city previously reported.

Chernihiv, 140 kilometers north of Kyivhas been a city under constant siege by Russian troops since the beginning of the invasion, although the Ukrainian army managed to stem their attacks and prevent them from falling under enemy control.

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