Ukraine: Statement by the Spokesperson on the attack on train station in Kramatorsk

EEAS Press Team

The European Union is deeply shocked by Russia's attack that struck Kramatorsk railway station on Friday and claimed lives of more than 50 people, injuring scores of others, many of them critically. 

This was a brutal, indiscriminate bombing of innocent civilians, including many children, who were fleeing amid fears of another Russian onslaught against their homes and country.

We mourn the victims and our thoughts are with their families and the Ukrainian people.

Those responsible for this war crime must be held accountable. There must be no impunity for war crimes. The EU supports measures to ensure accountability for human rights violations and international humanitarian law.

The European Union is appalled that these serious violations of international humanitarian law are becoming more and more frequent. Atrocities committed by Russian forces in Bucha, Borodyanka and other towns and villages recently liberated by Ukrainian army from Russian occupation, and the brutal attack on the Kramatorsk railway station, are part of Kremlin’s deplorable destruction tactics.

Blatant attempts to hide Russia's responsibility for this and other crimes using disinformation and media manipulations are unacceptable.

The EU commends the Ukrainian people's strength, courage, and resistance to withstand Russia's aggression, and stands with them in firm solidarity, which was also demonstrated on Friday by the visit of President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and High Representative Josep Borrell in Kyiv.

Peter Stano
Lead Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
+32 (0)460 75 45 53
Paloma Hall Caballero
Press Officer for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
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