Kramatorsk railway station attack
|Date||8 April 2022|
|Type||Tochka U missile attack|
|Description||A missile attack on the railway station of the Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk, which killed 57|
A missile attack on the railway station of the Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk took place on 8 April 2022, during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. Kramatorsk is a city in the northern part of the Donetsk region and is claimed by the Donetsk People’s Republic as part of its territory. When hostilities broke out in eastern Ukraine in the wake of the 2014 Maidan coup, the city remained under Kiev’s control.
By 10 April 2022, the casualty figures from the missile attack stood at 57 dead and 109 wounded, according to Ukrainian authorities.
Russia to blame
Blaming the Russian invaders, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy described Russia as "an evil with no limits".
Fired from Dobropole
The Russian Foreign Ministry responded that it is the Ukrainian Army that employs Tochka U ballistic missiles, similar to the one that hit the central train station in Kramatorsk, repeating claims made earlier by the Russian Defence Ministry.
The Russian military said that it had pinpointed the location from which the missile had allegedly been launched. According to defence officials, it came from the town of Dobropole, which is located southwest of Kramatorsk and has been under the control of Ukrainian forces.
This has been also identified by global experts including Scott Ritter, who stated:
- "The photo speaks for itself. History will hopefully condemn everyone who parroted Ukrainian allegations that the missile was fired by Russia.
On 9 April 2022, Vlad Khmelnitski posted on Facebook:
In Kramatorsk, journalists photographed the serial number of the Tochka U rocket that fell on the railway station. It turned out that this number Ш91579 is from a series of those missiles that the Armed Forces of Ukraine fired at Donbass.
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