Death toll in train station attack in Ukraine rises to 25
CHAPLYNE, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian official says the death toll from a Russian rocket attack on a train station and the surrounding area on Ukraine’s Independence Day has risen to 25.
Russia says it targeted a military train and claims to have killed more than 200 Ukrainian reservists.
The victims were said to include an 11-year-old boy found under the rubble of a house and a six-year-old killed in a car fire near the station.
The lethal strike occurred Wednesday in the town of Chaplyne in the central Dnipropetrovsk region.
Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to be moving to replenish the depleted ranks of the Russian military by ordering a 13% increase in the country’s troop strength by Jan. 1.