Russian troops attacked with two missiles cluster munitions strikes a packed railway station in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine, Friday morning. At least 39 people including children were killed, according to the regional governor. Between 87 and 300 people were also hurt in the attack. “Russians carried out two missile strikes on railway station in Kramatorsk, where evacuation of civilians was taking place,” Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense tweeted. “The rockets hit the temporary waiting room, where hundreds of people were waiting for the evacuation train, regional police said. Kramatorsk railway station has been a crucial hub for evacuation of civilians from the Donbas region. Several cars next to the station had been destroyed and the remains of a large rocket with the words “for our children” in Russian were lying adjacent to the main building.
“Zelenskyy is calling on the United Nations to issue Russia ultimatums over diplomacy. “The inhuman Russians are not changing their methods. Without the strength or courage to stand up to us on the battlefield, they are cynically destroying the civilian population,” the President said on social media. Oleksandr Kamyshin, head of the railway company, called it “a deliberate attack on the passenger infrastructure of the railway and the residents of Kramatorsk”. The Russian Defense Ministry denied targeting the station in Kramatorsk. “All statements by representatives of the Kyiv nationalist regime about the ‘rocket attack’ allegedly carried out by Russia on April 8 at the railway station in the city of Kramatorsk are a provocation and are absolutely untrue,” the Russian defence ministry said.