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Ukraine war latest news: Ukraine railway stations come under Russian attack

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Stations and the railway infrastructure have become a key target for Russian forces in Ukraine.


Rail lines are crucial for both bringing in supplies and evacuating civilians to bordering countries, such as Poland.

Monday morning saw five stations in central and western Ukraine under fire, including one around the town of Krasne, near Lviv, and two in the Rivne region, according to a post on Telegram from the head of Rivne Regional Military Administration, Vitalii Koval.


“The enemy launched two missile strikes on the railway infrastructure,” wrote Koval.

“The damage is being established, there are no casualties. We strongly recommend that you be in shelters during air alerts,” he said.

Head of the Lviv regional military administration Maxim Kozitsky said Russian troops fired missles from the air causing an explosion at the traction substation of the Krasnoye railway station.


The Lviv governor said there were no casualties from the strike there, but elsewhere people are reported to be dead or injured in attacks in the Vinnytsia region.


Last month, more than 50 people – many evacuating civilians – were killed in a rocket attack on a railway station in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk.

The station was hit at about 10:30 local time on 8 April as crowds were “waiting for the first train” to be evacuated to safer regions in central and western Ukraine.

Both sides said Tochka-U rockets were used in the Kramatorsk strike, with Russia blaming Ukraine’s armed forces for the attack and vice versa.

The US, EU and UK have condemned the incident.

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Video caption: Ukraine crisis: Burnt-out cars and debris at Kramatorsk station following the rocket strike last month





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