UKRAINE PRESIDENT ORDERS PROBE INTO MISSILE STRIKE DURING AWARD CEREMONY
Written by Tunde Adeyemi on November 6, 2023
Ukraine’s military chiefs are facing growing criticism over a recent Russian missile strike believed to have caused heavy Ukrainian casualties.
Reports say more than 20 Ukrainian soldiers were killed at Friday’s award ceremony near the southern frontlines though Ukraine’s military has not yet given casualty figures of the tragedy in the Zaporizhzhia region.
Meanwhile, President Volodymyr Zelensky who said the incident could have been avoided notes that criminal proceedings have been initiated.
The President said he wants to establish the complete truth about what happened and prevent such incidents from happening again.
Three days of mourning have been declared in Ukraine’s westernmost Transcarpathia region, where many of the victims are believed to be from.
The attack is believed to have happened as Ukrainian troops were marking Artillery Day, celebrating military personnel working in artillery and mi