At least 30 people were killed and more than 100 injured in a missile attack on a railway station in eastern Ukraine on Friday morning, authorities said.
According to the state-owned Ukrainian Railways, two Russian missiles hit the train station in the city of Kramatorsk in Donetsk Oblast.
“This is a deliberate strike against the passenger infrastructure of the railways and residents of the city of Kramatorsk,” Ukrainian Railways said in a Facebook post.
Donetsk region governor Pavlo Kirilenko said the station was teeming with civilians fleeing the Russian invasion. Kirilenko accused the Russian forces of wanting to “take as many peaceful people as possible.”
“Thousands of people were at the station during the missile strike, during which residents of Donetsk Oblast are being evacuated to safer areas of Ukraine,” Kirilenko said in a post on Telegram.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed that the missiles targeted an area of the station where “thousands of peaceful Ukrainians were waiting for evacuation.”
“Because they do not have the strength and courage to confront us on the battlefield, they are cynically destroying the civilian population,” Zelensky said in a Facebook post. “This is an evil that has no bounds. And if it is not punished, it will never stop.”
Graphic images provided by Ukrainian officials showed the aftermath of the attack – bodies lying on the ground next to scattered luggage and debris, and charred vehicles parked nearby.
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