“Around 3 p.m. in the Dnipropetrovsk region, in the Sinelnykove district, a Russian rocket hit a private house,” Mr. Tymoshenko said in a statement.
Speaking remotely to the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday, Mr. Zelensky said he had received information of a Russian missile strike in the Dnipropetrovsk region at the Chaplyne railway station. “Four passenger cars are burning,” he said, according to a translation provided by one of his aides. “At least 15 people have been killed so far, about 50 injured.”
The attack took place as Ukrainians were marking their Independence Day amid fears that Moscow would use the high-profile moment to escalate its attacks.
The hope that the day commemorating Ukraine’s 1991 separation from the Soviet Union would pass without violence was shattered by the attack, which undermined celebrations across Ukraine. Earlier in the day, in a speech prerecorded for security reasons, Mr. Zelensky said Ukraine was a nation “reborn” in conflict with a renewed sense of cultural and political identity, now wholly separate from Russia.