MOSCOW, April 8. /TASS/. Five children were among 50 people killed in a missile strike on the Kramatorsk railway station, head of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Denis Pushilin said on Friday.
"Now there are already about 50 people dead and 87 wounded. Five kids are among those killed," he said on journalist Anton Krasovsky’s YouTube channel.
On Friday, at least 50 people were killed and about 100 were wounded as a missile hit a railway station in Kramatorsk which is under Ukrainian control. The fragments of a Tochka-U missile were found on the scene. Ukraine immediately blamed the incident on Russia. However, the Russian Defense Ministry stated that Russian forces had no fire tasks and planned none in the town of Kramatorsk on April 8. Additionally, the Tochka-U tactical missile is used only by the Ukrainian armed forces, the ministry stressed. The Russian Defense Ministry said the missile was fired by the Ukrainian forces from the vicinity of the town of Dobropolye which is 45 kilometers to the southwest of Kramatorsk and is controlled by Ukraine.
The Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said the missile strike was a provocation by the Ukrainian forces. Republic’s Head Denis Pushilin called it a war crime and cautioned that it wasn’t the last provocation by Ukraine. A similar missile hit downtown Donetsk on March 14, killing 20 civilians and wounding 28, including children.