Zaporizhzhia civilian convoy attack

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Zaporizhzhia civilian convoy attack
Part of Attacks on civilians in the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
Damaged vehicles on September 30
LocationZaporizhzhia, Ukraine
Date30 September 2022
Attack type
Missile strike
Perpetrators Russian Armed Forces

On September 30, 2022, the Russian Armed Forces reportedly launched S-300 missiles at a civilian convoy, killing 32 people, both adults and children, and injuring 86 more.[1][3][4][5][6][7]

The Russian Armed Forces launched 16 S-300 missiles on the outskirts of Zaporizhzhia, the capital of Zaporizhzhia Oblast. Four missiles hit the area next to the automotive market in the South-East of Zaporizhzia, where the humanitarian convoy of around 60 cars was forming before moving to the Russian checkpoint at Vasylivka.[8][9]

The attack occurred hours before Russia formally annexed four regions of Ukraine, including Zaporizhzhia Oblast.[5][10]


Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell condemned the attack, tweeting, "Another heinous attack by Russia on civilians: this time a humanitarian convoy bringing vital help to people living in the non-government controlled areas of Zaporizhzhia."[11]

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy commented on the attack by calling Russia a "state-terrorist".[4] The Zaporizhzhia regional prosecutor's office opened a criminal case act on the fact of violation of the laws and customs of warfare and premeditated murder.[12] The Ukrainian authorities of the Zaporizhzhia region declared October 1 a day of mourning.[4]

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  6. ^ Landay, Jonathan (2022-09-30). "At least 30 civilians killed in Russian strike on convoy, Ukraine says". Reuters. Retrieved 2022-09-30.
  7. ^ "Ukrainian national police say the toll in Russia's shelling Friday of Zaporizhzhia has risen to 30 dead, 88 wounded". Retrieved 2022-10-01.
  8. ^ "Dozens feared dead after Russian strike on civilian convoy near Zaporizhzhia". the Guardian. 2022-09-30. Archived from the original on 2022-09-30.
  9. ^ "Ракетный удар по колонне машин под Запорожьем: более 20 человек погибли". BBC. 2022-09-30. Archived from the original on 2022-09-30.
  10. ^ "Russian Strikes in Zaporizhzhia Kill At Least 12". Time. Retrieved 2022-10-09.
  11. ^ Braithwaite, Sharon (2022-09-30). "EU condemns Russia's "heinous" attack on civilians in Zaporizhzhia". Retrieved 2022-09-30.
  12. ^ "Ракетный удар по колонне машин под Запорожьем: более 20 человек погибли". BBC News Русская служба (in Russian). 2022-09-30. Retrieved 2022-10-04.