23 killed after Russian attack on humanitarian convoy in Ukraine

KYIV (AFP): At least 23 people died and 28 were wounded after Russian forces shelled a civilian humanitarian convoy in the southern Ukraine region of Zaporizhzhia, the regional governor said on Friday.

“As of now we know about 23 dead and 28 injured. All civilians, local people. Burn in hell damned Russians,” Oleksandr Starukh wrote on Telegram.

However, a Kremlin proxy official in the occupied Ukrainian region of Zaporizhzhia blamed Kyiv’s forces for a deadly strike on a civilian convoy that killed at least 23 people, denying the Russian army was behind the attack.

“The Kyiv regime is trying to portray what happened as shelling by Russian troops, resorting to a heinous provocation,” Vladimir Rogov, a Moscow-backed official said on Telegram. “Ukrainian fighters committed yet another terrorist act.”