Ukraine's president has described a Russian attack on a train station that's been helping civilians escape as an "evil that has no limits".
At least 30 people have died and 100 more are injured following the blast in Kramatorsk, in the eastern region of Donetsk.
The Russian defence ministry has suggested Ukraine attacked its own people has it denied responsibility for the missile strikes, according to the RIA state agency.
Bombardments in Donbas intensifying. This is apparently the aftermath of a strike on Kramatorsk railway station this morning. Ukrainians call it a deliberate targetting of the evacuation effort pic.twitter.com/nKY2ribiiZ
— Roland Oliphant (@RolandOliphant) April 8, 2022
It said a missile used in the strike was only used by the Ukrainian military.
The Russian army did not have any targets assigned to Kramatorsk on Friday, they said.
Around 4,000 people were in the railway station in Kramatorsk when it was attacked by missiles, most of them women, children and the elderly, the city's mayor has said.
Купуючи російську нафту та газ, ви фінансуєте вбивства українців. Дійте рішучіше. Досить годувати російську військову машину.
Польща, Литва, Латвія та Естонія вже відмовились від фінансування геноциду. pic.twitter.com/AhNB8LBgNP
— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) April 8, 2022
While, speaking through a translator, Ukraine's leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy has accused Russian troops of recruiting "terrorists".
"Russia is putting together all the people who can hold arms to continue the aggression.
"They're looking for mercenaries all over the world."
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