Press service of the Ukrainian presidency Associated Press According to Kiev, the Russian attack hit a food store and a cafe in the village of Groza.
At least 49 people were killed in a Russian strike which notably hit a grocery store in a village in the Kharkiv region, in eastern Ukraine, Ukrainian authorities announced.
“There were residents in a store, and residents in the (neighboring) cafe who were also gathered for a ceremony in memory of a deceased villager,” said Interior Minister Igor Klymenko, specifying that the village had 330 residents.
President Volodymyr Zelensky initially announced a death toll of 48 in this village located near the town of Kupiansk, close to the front line and regularly targeted by Russian bombings, denouncing “a manifestly brutal Russian crime.”
Shortly afterwards, regional governor Oleg Synegoubov reported 49 deaths.
The attack took place around 1:15 p.m. local time, affecting a food store and a cafe in the village of Groza, about 30 kilometers west of Kupiansk, regional governor Oleg Synegubov said on Telegram.
A six-year-old boy was among the dead, he added, with six also injured.
Mr. Zelensky published a photo of several people lying on the ground and showing no signs of life.
In the images published by Mr. Synegubov, piles of debris and rescue workers can be seen on the spot.