#Update | KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A missile hit a train station where thousands of people had flocked to flee in eastern Ukraine.
Ukrainian authorities said 50 people died Friday’s strike. They also warned they expect to find more evidence of war crimes in areas abandoned by Russian troops.
Photos from the scene showed bodies covered with tarps on the ground and the remnants of a rocket with the words “For the children” painted on it in Russian.
The office of Ukraine’s prosecutor-general said about 4,000 civilians were in and around the station.
Most were women and children heeding calls to leave the area before Russia launches a full-scale offensive in the country’s east.
The Russian Defense Ministry denied attacking the station in Kramatorsk. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy blamed Russia’s military.
CHERNIHIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian leaders are predicting more gruesome discoveries in the days ahead after retreating Russian forces left behind crushed buildings and mounting civilian casualties.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the horrors of people killed at close range and left on streets were worse in another town north of Kyiv.
The head of Ukraine’s railways said a rocket strike on a train station in the country’s east on Friday killed more than 30 people and wounded over 100.
The station has been used to evacuate civilians as Russia concentrates its invasion in eastern Ukraine.
Meanwhile, the president of the European Union’s executive commission and the EU’s foreign policy chief went to Kyiv to meet with Zelenskyy.