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World leaders condemn “horrific” railway station attack

The station was packed with evacuees, Regional Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko said in a Telegram, adding that many of the wounded were in a serious condition. 

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Brussels: World leaders on Friday condemned the strike at the Kramatorsk railway station in Ukraine, which killed more than 50 people and wounded about 100 on Friday.

President of the European Council, Charles Michel, said it was “horrifying” to see the missile hit one of the main stations which was used by civilians evacuating the region.

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“Horrifying to see Russia strike one of the main stations used by civilians evacuating the region where Russia is stepping up its attack,” Michel said in a tweet.

“Action is needed: more sanctions on Russia and more weapons to Ukraine are under way from the EU. 5th package of EU sanctions just approved,” he added. EU foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, strongly condemned this morning’s attack and called it “yet another attempt to close escape routes for those fleeing this unjustified war”.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Friday she is “appalled” by the “despicable” missile attack on the railway station. UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said she is “appalled” by the rocket strike.

“The targeting of civilians is a war crime. We will hold Russia and Putin to account,” Truss said on her official Twitter account.

On Friday, at least 39 people were killed and 87 wounded after two rockets apparently fired by Russian forces hit a railway station in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk.

The station was packed with evacuees, Regional Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko said in a Telegram, adding that many of the wounded were in a serious condition. 

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