CHERNIHIV/KIEV (dpa-AFX) - Against the backdrop of a Russian missile attack on the city of Chernihiv that left many dead, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi has called for more air defense from Western partners. "This would not have happened if Ukraine had received sufficient air defense and if the world had been determined enough to counter Russian terror," the head of state wrote on Telegram on Wednesday. The search for victims among the rubble is continuing. According to Selenskyj, 10 bodies have been recovered so far. Another 20 people have been injured.

The Ukrainians do not lack determination in their fight, Selensky added. "We need sufficient determination from our partners and sufficient support that reflects this determination," the President warned. According to the authorities, three Russian missiles hit the northern Ukrainian regional capital of Chernihiv in the morning.

Ukraine has been fending off a Russian invasion for over two years with Western support /ast/DP/mis