The European Union’s high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, Josep Borrell, strongly condemned a rocket attack on a train station in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk, which killed around 30 people and wounded about 100 on Friday, according to officials.
“I strongly condemn this morning’s indiscriminate attack on a train station in #Kramatorsk by Russia, which killed dozens of people and left many more injured,” Borrell said in his official statement. Twitter account on Friday.
“This is yet another attempt to close off escape routes for those fleeing this unjustified war and causing human suffering.”
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday she was “horrified” by the “despicable” missile attack on the train station.
Borrell and von der Leyen will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in kyiv on Friday.
French President Emmanuel Macron called the strike “abominable” in a tweet posted on Friday.
“Ukrainian civilians were fleeing to escape the worst. Your weapons? Strollers, plush toys, luggage. This morning at the Kramatorsk railway station, families who were about to leave experienced horror,” Macron said. “Decades of deaths, hundreds of injured. Abominable.”
The French president expressed his condolences to the victims of the attack in Kramatorsk and to the victims of previous attacks, namely Bucha, Mariupol and Kharkiv. He also called for investigations.
Macron reiterated that the European Union will continue to provide humanitarian, military and financial support to Ukraine.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has responded to the deadly attack on Ukraine’s Kramatorsk train station, calling the attack on civilians “completely unacceptable.” At least 50 people were killed in the missile attack on a train station, according to Ukrainian authorities.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called the strike “completely unacceptable” in a statement on Friday.
“These are flagrant violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law, for which the perpetrators must be held accountable,” he said, reminding “all parties of their obligations under international law to protect civilians and the urgency to agree to a humanitarian ceasefire. to enable safe evacuation and humanitarian access to populations caught up in conflict.”
The statement added that the secretary-general reiterates his call on all concerned “to put an immediate end to this brutal war.”
The president of the European Council, Charles Michel, also condemned the strike.
UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said on Friday she was “appalled” by the rocket attack.
“Attacking civilians is a war crime. We will hold Russia and Putin accountable,” Truss said on his official Twitter account.
Xiaofei Xu and Camille Knight of CNN in Paris contributed to this report.