War in Ukraine: Dozens dead and more than 100 injured after Russian attack in Kramatorsk

According to the Ukrainian secret service SBU, to which the Unian agency refers, he is dead 35 adults and four children. Kyrylenko warned there were thousands of people at the scene trying because of the threat of a new Russianoffensive in eastern Ukraine to reach safer parts of the country.

The governor also posted a photo on Twitter showing the bodies of people lying on the ground, luggage and members of Ukraine’s security forces.

Kyrylenko accused the Russian military of deliberately hitting the station. “They want to sow panic and fear,” said the governor. Moscow has yet to comment on the strike at Kramatorsk station, Reuters reported.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky later said Russian forces hit the station with a Tocka-U rocket. “Russian inhumans do not abandon their methods. They lack the strength and courage to stand on the battlefield and cynically destroy the civilian population.” said Zelensky on the social network Telegram.

From the photos and videos posted on social networks, it is clear that the Russian missile carried a chilling message: “for the children”.

According to Mayor Alexander Goncharenko, there were around 4,000 people at the time of the attack at the station. The injuries of many survivors of the Russian attack are devastating. “Many people in serious condition, without hands, without feet. They are operated on by 30 to 40 surgeons at a time”, described by the mayor.

The Russian Defense Ministry denied the attack on the Kramatorsk train station and called the accusations by Ukrainian authorities a provocation. “Točka-U tactical missiles, fragments of which were found near the Kramator station and published by witnesses, are used only by the Ukrainian army”, wrote the RIA Novosti agency in reference to the Russian Ministry of Defense. According to her, the Russian armed forces did not carry out any attacks in Kramatorsk today.

Kramatorsk is located in the north of the Donetsk region, near the city of Sloviansk. Ukrainian officials say Russian forces are regrouping for a new offensive and Moscowand plans to occupy as much territory as possible in the eastern part of Ukraine.

Local authorities in some regions have existed for some timefor days they are calling on civilians to leave while it is still possible and relatively safe. Kyrylenko announced last night that more than 170,000 people had been evacuated by train from the Ukrainian-controlled part of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions ahead of the Russian offensive.

The Center for Terrorism and Hybrid Threats, which reports to the Interior Ministry, warned against disinformation coming from Russia. “Disinformation has long been part of Russia’s information warfare repertoire,” wrote CTHH on Twitter. According to him, the KSČM press, for example, repeats Kremlin propaganda and spreads disinformation. “Examples of the development of biological weapons in Ukraine, which Haló noviny, the KSČM party media, took over from TASS and also ukraina.ru, a website that falls under the state media group Rossija Segodňa.”

Organizers of Czech language courses and adjustment groups for children of war refugees from Ukraine can start applying to the Ministry of Education for grants to support their activities. The program will include 1.4 billion crowns. Applicants can apply for the money until May 31. They can use them for classes and groups that will be organized for Ukrainian children until the end of August. The ministry announced this today in a report posted on its website.

The Russian artworks, which were confiscated by Finland upon the return of foreign loans in early April, are not subject to sanctions and will return to Russia over the weekend. According to Reuters, Russian Culture Minister Olga Ljubimov made the announcement today. Finland has yet to comment on the Russian statement.

Finland confiscated works of art worth 42 million euros (1.02 billion crowns), which were returned to Russia through temporary loans to Italian and Japanese museums. Helsinki did so in light of the sanctions imposed by the European Union on Russia following the invasion of Ukraine.

“The European Commission has declared that exhibits participating in European exhibitions are not on the sanctions list, as they are not luxury goods in this case.” Ljubimova wrote on Telegram.

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“Since the Russians are concentrating their efforts in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, it is better for civilians to leave these regions,” Kyrylenko wrote last night, adding that evacuation trains leave daily. According to him, a Russian airstrike on a level crossing in the village of Barvinkove temporarily halted three evacuation trains en route from Donbass to western Ukraine on Thursday.

The head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, who, together with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Slovak Prime Minister Eduard Heger on their way to kyiv, condemned the attack, which he also attributed to the Russians. “This is another attempt to close the escape routes for those fleeing this unwarranted war.” wrote on Twitter Borrell. The attack on Kramatorsko station was also condemned by British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss. “Targeting civilians is a war crime,” she said.

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