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Train station attack death toll rises to 25, with children among the dead

The death toll from a Russian attack Wednesday on a train station in Ukraine’s Dnipropetrovsk region has risen to 25, according to Ukrainian officials.

Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the President’s office said search and rescue operations had been completed at the station in the village of Chaplyne.

“Twenty-five people died, including two children, 31 people were injured due to the shelling of the residential sector and the railway station,” Tymoshenko said Thursday. “An 11-year-old boy died under the rubble of a house; a 6-year-old child died in a car fire near the railway station.”

Independence Day strikes: The attack was one of several Russian strikes carried out around Ukraine on Wednesday as the country marked Ukrainian Independence Day, officials said.

Yuri Sak, an adviser to Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov, told CNN that Russia conducted “missile strikes across Ukrainian territory.”

“In other major cities of Ukraine, even those which are far away from the battlefield, there have been explosions, there have been missile strikes,” Sak said, adding that Kyiv had at least eight air raid sirens on Wednesday.

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