Ukraine fires Tochka-U at Kramatorsk railway station, kills 30 and blames Russia

Kramatorsk railway station attack: Ukraine's Tochka-U rocket kills at least 30

The Ukrainian military fired a rocket from the Tochka-U system targeting the railway station in the city of Kramatorsk. The city, which still remains under control of the Ukrainian military, is located on the territory of the Donetsk People's Republic.

"The missile attack was conducted targeting ​​the railway station in Kramatorsk, where the local population was being evacuated. The wreckage of the Tochka-U rocket crashed in close proximity to the station,” the headquarters of the territorial defense of the DPR said.

According to preliminary reports, as many as 30 people were killed, many of them are children, about 100 were injured.

The Ukrainian side accused Russia of the shelling immediately. Similar information, blaming Russia for the attack on Kramatorsk, appeared in all Western media in the morning of April 8.

Russia does not use Tochka-U systems complexes — all of them were decommissioned a long time ago.

It is worthy of note that on March 14, the Ukrainian Armed Forces fired a Tochka-U rocket on Donetsk. Seventeen people, all civilians, were killed in the attack.

"I am stressing this out again: neither the Russian Federation, nor Donetsk and Luhansk republics have Tochka-U tactical missile systems in service,” Eduard Basurin, deputy head of DPR's People's Militia Department said, RBC reports.

Having analysed the trajectory of the rocket flight and the location of its fragments, military experts suggested that the rocket was launched from the territory controlled by Ukraine, located southwest of Kramatorsk.

The tail section of the rocket that crashed near the Kramatorsk railway station has an inscription in white paint on it saying: "This is for children”. Pictures of the crashed rocket debris appeared on numerous Telegram channels.

Russia comments on Kramatorsk railway station attack

The Russian Defence Ministry released an official statement in connection with the missile attack on Kramatorsk.

  • All statements by representatives for the Kiev nationalist regime about the "rocket attack" that Russia allegedly committed on April 8 at the railway station in the city of Kramatorsk are a provocation and absolutely not true.
  • On April 8, the Russian Armed Forces did not have any fire missions in the city of Kramatorsk, nor were they planned. We would like to emphasize that Tochka-U tactical missiles, the fragments of which were found near the railway station of Kramatorsk are used only by the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
  • On March 14, 2022, a division of the 19th separate missile brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine attacked the center of Donetsk with a similar Tochka-U rocket, killing 17 civilians on the scene and injuring another 36.
  • In order to accuse Russia of an alleged missile strike on the Kramatorsk railway station, the Kiev regime has shared photos of the Tochka-U launchers that took part in the Russian-Belarusian exercise Allied Resolve-2022 in February 2022 on social networks. Pay your attention that all photos published by Kiev of the exercises Allied Resolve-2022 do not depict Russian missile systems.

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