Zelenskyy and Borrell slam Russia after deadly train station strike – POLITICO

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell attacked Russia after a deadly missile strike on a train station in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine’s state-owned railway company said more than 30 people were killed and more than 100 injured in the assault on Kramatorsk station, which was used for civilian evacuations. The victims could not be independently verified by POLITICO.

“Lacking strength and courage to stand up to us on the battlefield, [Russian troops] cynically destroy the civilian population. This is an evil that knows no bounds,” Zelenskyy wrote on Twitter, calling the Russians involved “non-humans.”

Borrell, the EU’s top diplomat, noted he “strongly condemns[s] this morning’s indiscriminate attack… which killed dozens and injured many”, adding that it was “another attempt to close the escape routes to those fleeing this war unjustified and cause human suffering”.

Mikhailo Podolyak, adviser to Zelenskyy, also noted the strike was “a deliberate act of intimidation”.

Civilians were waiting at the train station in Kramatorsk, Donetsk region, when multiple explosions were heard – injuring dozens on the ground, according to eyewitness accounts and videos posted on social networks.

“Two rockets hit Kramatorsk station,” Ukrainian Railways wrote in a statement, adding that “according to operational data, more than 30 people were killed and more than 100 were injured in the attack on the rocket”.

Pavlo Kyrylenko, the governor of the Donetsk region, said on his Telegram channel that “thousands” were waiting at the train station to be “evacuated to safer parts of Ukraine” when the strikes hit.

The Russian Defense Ministry denied that its troops were responsible for the attack in a message on Telegram.


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