18+: Russian rocket fire just killed over 30 civilians in Kramatorsk
KYIV, ($1=29.49 Ukrainian Hryvnias) — A thread of tweets on the social network Twitter shared several videos and photos of killed civilians at the railway station in Kramatorsk, Donetsk region. According to Ukrainian sources, the Russian armed forces have launched a rocket fire on the station on 8 April. According to the Donetsk regional governor, at the time of the strike, there were thousands of people trying to evacuate by train.
Kramatorsk is located on the border of the Russian-controlled DNR, on the railway line connecting Mariupol and Kyiv, which is used to evacuate civilians. The Intercity high-speed train runs on it – the fastest connection to the capital. Kramatorsk is the administrative unit responsible for controlling the Donbas region since the establishment of the DNR. There are military and administration.
The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine published shocking photos of bloodied corpses and devastation from the site of the tragedy.
The attack on the Kramatorsk railway station is a provocation of the Ukrainian security forces, DNR spokesman Eduard Basurin was quoted as saying by TASS.
Evacuation trains for the population of eastern Ukraine were also blocked yesterday by Russian strikes on the only railway line that remained under Ukrainian control, Ukrainian railways said.
Earlier, Ukrainian authorities called on the population of the eastern regions under his control to evacuate as soon as possible.
Russian forces are regrouping for a new offensive, with Moscow planning to seize as much territory as possible in eastern Ukraine around Donbas, authorities in Kyiv say.
2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
On 21 February 2022, the Russian government claimed that Ukrainian shelling had destroyed an FSB border facility on the Russia Ukraine border, and claimed that it had killed 5 Ukrainian soldiers who tried to cross into Russian territory. Ukraine denied being involved in both incidents and called them a false flag.
On the same day, the Russian government formally recognized the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR as independent states, according to Putin not only in their de-facto controlled areas, but the Ukrainian Oblasts as a whole, and Putin ordered Russian troops, including tanks, to enter the regions.
On 24 February 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine by Russian Armed Forces previously concentrated along the border. The invasion followed by targeted airstrikes of military buildings in the country, as well as tanks entering via the Belarus border.
Russia has so far not recognized the invasion of Ukraine as a “war”, although that is exactly what it is, claiming that it is a “special military operation”. According to the UN, in which Russia has its permanent representation, for military action to be defined as a “special military operation”, it must have a resolution issued by the UN. There is no such resolution, which automatically defines the military actions of the Russians as an invasion and war against the citizens of Ukraine.
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