Thursday August 25, 2022
People protest against Russian invasion of Ukraine in London.
It is so unfortunate that the ongoing deadly situation between the two countries, Russia and Ukraine, is showing no sign of peace at all (â€œRussian attack kills 22 civilians on Ukraineâ€™s Independence Day,â€ Aug.25, Rlixa website).
A Russian missile attack killed 22 civilians and set a passenger train on fire in eastern Ukraine as the country marked its Independence Day under heavy shelling, officials in Kyiv said.
President Volodymyr Zelensky had warned of the risk of â€œrepugnant Russian provocationsâ€ ahead of the 31st anniversary on Wednesday of Ukraineâ€™s independence from Moscow-dominated Soviet rule, and public celebrations were cancelled. The holiday also coincided with six months since Russian forces invaded Ukraine, touching off Europeâ€™s most devastating conflict since World War Two.
On the day of Ukrainian Independence the loss of lives is so depressing. I hope the sense of peace will prevail between the both countries Russia and Ukraine.
In a video address to the United Nations Security Council, Zelensky said rockets hit a train in the small town of Chaplyne, some 145 km (90 miles) west of Russian-occupied Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.
Meaningful dialogue between the conflicting countries is the only way forward. The war has no solution to any conflict.
I hope the world will play its vital role between Russia and Ukraine and bring them to the negotiating table for the sake of people of both the countries and the rest of the world.