As a result of the shelling of the railway station in Kramatorsk, Donetsk region, by Russian troops, 39 people were killed and 89 injured – the enemy is purposefully shelling civilians to prevent evacuation, said Pavel Kirilenko, head of the Donetsk Regional Military District.
“It was precisely at the time when the exclusively civilian population was at the railway station of Kramatorsk that the Tochka U cruise missile with cluster munitions arrived … 39 people were killed, 83 people were injured,” Kirilenko said during an online briefing on Friday in Kyiv.
According to him, all the wounded have already been delivered to the medical institutions of the region, medical institutions and doctors from other regions of Ukraine are involved in the provision of medical care, depending on the condition of the victims.
“The enemy immediately got fakes that this shelling was carried out by the Ukrainian armed forces. This is another confirmation of incredible cynicism… All evidence and evidence will be provided. what I said, that they (the Russian Federation) will sow panic and hit only the local population,” the head of the OAVA said.
He noted that the arrival of the missile with cluster munitions was designed for manpower. “This is confirmation that this was directed against the civilian population … this is done solely to ensure that people do not leave the territory of the region,” Kirilenko said.
He also added that all possible measures will be taken to ensure maximum safety of people during the evacuation.
Kramatorsk airport could be repaired and put into operation, including civil aviation, within three years.
“On the instructions of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko I’ve inspected Kramatorsk airport. We need to repair and commission it like Mariupol [airport],” Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan said on his Facebook page.
He noted that this year they should also overhaul the Mariupol-Zaporizhia highway within the region and complete the construction of a road to Bakhmut.
At the same time, the draft plan for the long-term development of Donetsk region for 2019-2021 says that the reconstruction and launch of the airport to work with civil aviation flights is planned for the next three years.
It is planned that Kramatorsk airport will be equipped with modern equipment, the terminals, the runway, the aprons will be reconstructed, and the airport square will be repaired.