13:44 23 May 2022

Zelensky: bodies of 87 people found under rubble after airstrike on Desna, Chernihiv region

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After an airstrike on the village of Desna in the Chernihiv region, inflicted by the russian army a week ago, on May 17, the rescuers found the bodies of 87 people under the rubble.

Volodymyr Zelensky stated this during the World Economic Forum.

The President of Ukraine spoke online before the World Economic Forum in Davos. Journalists asked him a couple of questions.

The President reported information about Desna in response to questions about his future in Ukraine.

"Today, we have finished work on Desna. Unfortunately, the statistics are 87 victims found under the rubble in Desna. Eighty-seven corpses, victims, killed; Ukraine's future will be without these people," said Zelensky.

Zelensky noted that as the President of a warring country, he thought about Ukraine's present and how many people die every day.


On the night of May 17, russian troops fired missiles at the Yavoriv district in the Lviv region, where there's an airfield, and at the village of Desna in the Chernihiv region near which the Armed Forces of Ukraine has the Desna training center.

Earlier reports said that 11 people died and 14 were wounded in Desna.

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