As the nation celebrated a restrained Independence Day, Ukraine claims a missile strike killed 22 people.
As the United States promised an additional $3 billion to support the Ukrainian military in the next months, President Volodymyr Zelensky claimed that Russian missiles targeted a train station and a house in eastern Ukraine and killed at least 22 people.
The attack in the small village of Chaplyne, which took place as Ukraine celebrated its 31st Independence Day in subdued defiance, was the deadliest to target civilians in weeks.
Later, according to officials, missiles struck the train station, igniting five of the train's passenger cars, killing another 21 people and injuring 22 more.
An 11-year-old boy was killed by Russian missiles that struck a residence in the town in the afternoon, according to Ukrainian officials.