At least 30 dead after a Russian missile attack on the Kramatorsk train station in eastern Ukraine

At least 30 people have died and another hundred have been injured after a Russian attack on the train station in Kramatorsk, a town located north of the separatist region of Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, reports the EFE agency. A missile hit the station this Friday morning as part of an offensive by Russian troops on the city.

The attack occurred when thousands of people crowded the Kramatorsk station trying to flee the city to safer areas of the country, as published on his Telegram account by the head of the Donetsk regional military administration, Pavlo Kirilenko. “Thousands of people were at the station at the time of the missile attack, while Donetsk residents were evacuated to safer regions of Ukraine,” the Ukrainian command said.

Kirilenko has assured that the number of victims will increase and speaks of “dozens dead”. “Russian fascists attacked the Kramatorsk railway station with an Iskander. Police and guards on the ground report dozens of dead and wounded,” he writes on Telegram about the attack on the station.

“The racists knew well where they were aiming and what they wanted,” Kirilenko added in his message. “Russia is a country of villains and criminals, it wants to destroy everything Ukrainian. Evil must be stopped and punished,” he stressed.

The attack has also been condemned by the President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, who has accused “the occupants” of firing a missile at the station, where “Thousands of peaceful Ukrainians were waiting to be evacuated”.

“Nearly 30 people have died and around a hundred have been injured of varying degrees,” Zelenski reported on his Telegram account, while denouncing that “Russian inhumans do not abandon their methods.” “Not having the strength and courage to face us on the battlefield, they are cynically destroying the civilian population. Is a evil that has no limits and that, if it is not punished, it will never stop”, assured the Ukrainian president.

In a note posted on its Facebook account, the railway company has also stated: “This is a deliberate blow to the railway’s passenger infrastructure and the residents of Kramatorsk”. The railway company also publishes a photograph in which a body can be seen lying on the ground near several wrecked cars in the station’s parking lot, with bags and luggage scattered on the road.

For their part, the authorities of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk, whose independence was recognized by Moscow days before the start of the invasion, have accused the Ukrainian Armed Forces of being behind the launch of the missile.

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