More than 30 killed as rockets hit Kramatorsk train station in east Ukraine
Hundreds are said to have been attacked while fleeing
The attack took place in the Donetsk Oblast region while civilians were trying to evacuate to safer parts of the country, according to the state railway company.
It said two Russian rockets had struck a station in the city of Kramatorsk which is used for the evacuation of civilians from areas under bombardment by Russian forces.
Thousands of people were said to be at the station at the time of the attack, the BBC reported.
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‼️ As a result of rocket attacks on the #Kramatorsk railway station, according to preliminary data, more than 30 people were killed and more than 100 wounded, said the head of the #Ukrainian Railways, Alexander Kamyshyn.
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Writing on Telegram, Donetsk regional governor Pavlo Kyrylenko confirmed two Russian rockets hit the station and the local city council has warned citizens to seek safety in shelters.
He went on to state: "The 'Rashists' [Russian fascists'] knew very well where they were aiming and what they wanted: they wanted to sow panic and fear, they wanted to take as many civilians as possible", sharing the images pictured above.
While reports and exact details are yet to be confirmed, the majority of casualties are thought to be civilians. Russia are yet to respond to issue a response but has denied targeting innocents since the invasion began.
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