Death toll rises to 50 in attack on train station in Kramatorsk

Ukraine denounces more than 30 dead and a hundred injured in a Russian attack on a train station in Kramatorsk – @STRATCOMCENTRE

Zelenski condemns the attack and speaks of “an evil that has no limits” by the Russian forces


The Ukrainian authorities have raised this Friday to about 50 the dead in an attack blamed on Russian forces against a train station in the town of Kramatorsk, located in the Donetsk region, in eastern Ukraine.

The head of the Donetsk regional military administration, Pavlo Kirilenko, has highlighted in his Telegram account that fifty people have lost their lives, five of them children. Among these victims are at least twelve of the 98 wounded evacuated to hospitals in the area.

Kirilenko has accused “the Russian Nazis of firing a Tochka-U missile at the Kramatorsk train station, “from where trains depart to evacuate residents of the Donetsk region to safer regions in Ukraine.” According to this official, thousands people were in the area when the attack took place, as “Donetsk residents are being evacuated to safer regions in Ukraine”.

Kramatorsk is in the area of ​​Donetsk not controlled by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, separatist rebels allied with Moscow.

“The Russians are deliberately trying to affect the evacuation of civilians. For them, lives are a bargaining chip and a tool to achieve their cynical goals,” he said, before stressing that “the evacuation will continue” and that ” Anyone who wants to leave the region will be able to do so.”

“The racists knew well where they were aiming and what they wanted,” Kirilenko said, adding that Moscow “wants to destroy everything Ukrainian. “Russia is a country of villains and criminals. Evil must be stopped and punished,” he stressed.

The attack has been condemned by the president of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelensky, 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,” he said on his Telegram account, while denouncing that “the inhuman Russians do not abandon their methods.”

“Lacking the strength and courage to face us on the battlefield, they are cynically destroying the civilian population. It is an evil that has no limits and that, if it is not punished, will never stop,” he stressed. .

Both Russia and the authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, whose independence was recognized by Moscow days before the start of the invasion, have disassociated themselves from the attack and have said that the ‘Tochka-U’ missiles are used only by the Ukrainian Army. .

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