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Civilian car convoy attacked in Kharkiv Oblast: 24 dead, including a pregnant woman and 13 children

Saturday, 1 October 2022, 16:40
Civilian car convoy attacked in Kharkiv Oblast: 24 dead, including a pregnant woman and 13 children
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ROMAN PETRENKO, KATERYNA TYSHCHENKO  — SATURDAY, 1 OCTOBER 2022, 16:40 

24 people have been killed, including a pregnant woman and 13 children, as a result of a Russian attack on a civilian convoy near the village of Kurylivka in Kupiansk District, Kharkiv Oblast.

Source: Oleh Syniehubov, head of the Kharkiv Oblast Military Administration, on Telegram; Vasyl Maliuk, Acting Head of the Security Service of Ukraine; Office of the General Prosecutor of Ukraine

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Details: The attacked civilian convoy was discovered on Saturday 1 October.

Oleh Syniehubov, quoting Kharkiv Oblast police, reported that the attack took place on 25 September at around 09:00.

Quote from Syniehubov: "24 people [killed], including a pregnant woman and 13 children.

These are the terrible consequences of the Russian attack on a convoy of seven cars between the villages of Kurylivka and Pishchane, in the Kupiansk district. This is the so-called ‘grey zone’. The Russians fired on civilians at point-blank range."

 
 

More details: The Security Service of Ukraine reports that several people managed to escape and are now giving evidence to law enforcement officers. 

The victims are currently being identified; the crime is being documented, and the evidence base is being put together for the International Criminal Court to look into. 

Quote by Maliuk: "This brutal attack on civilians was carried out by a Russian sabotage and reconnaissance group; they used small arms to attack six old light-duty vehicles and one Gazel van, almost point-blank." 

 

Background:

  • On Friday, at about 07:30, Russian invaders struck Zaporizhzhia.
  • A civilian humanitarian convoy was attacked at the exit from the city near a car market. 
  • The number of people who were injured as a result of the strike on the humanitarian convoy has risen to 118.

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