At least 48 people have been killed in a Russian artillery strike that hit a grocery store near Kupiansk Thursday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said.
Shortly after 1pm local time, Russian forces shelled a cafe and shop in the village of Grozna in the Kupiansk district, according to Oleh Syniehubov, head of the Kharkiv region military administration.
“Rescuers continue to work at the site. As of now, the bodies of 48 dead people, including a 6-year-old boy, have been removed from the rubble,” he added. “6 people, including 1 child, were injured. Doctors are providing them with the necessary assistance. Rescue operations at the site are ongoing.”