The Russian Defense Ministry on April 8 dismissed allegations in Kiev of a missile attack by Russian troops on the Kramatorsk railway station, where the components of a Touchka-U strategic missile deployed by the Ukrainian military were found.
“All claims by the Kiev nationalist regime that Russia has carried out a ‘missile attack’ on the railway terminal in Kramatorsk on April 8 has nothing to do with provocation and reality,” Russian officials said, adding that “the Russian Armed Forces had no fire task No and did not make any plans in the city of Kramatorsk on 8 April.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the Tochka-U strategic missile, the fragments of which were discovered near the Kramatorsk terminal and whose footage was recorded by eyewitnesses, was used only by the Ukrainian army, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.
“On March 14, 2022, a battalion of the Ukrainian Army’s 19th Separate Missile Brigade carried out an attack by a similar Tochka-U missile on the center of Donetsk, killing 17 people and injuring 36 more civilians,” the ministry added. .
According to UN spokesman Stephen Dujarric, such incidents are a serious violation of humanitarian relief and international human rights law.
At a news conference on Friday, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for those responsible for the missile attack on a railway station in Kramatorsk to be held accountable, according to UN spokesman Stephen Dujarric.
“Today’s strike at the Kramatorsk railway station in eastern Ukraine, which has killed and injured scores of civilians awaiting evacuation, including many women, children and the elderly, and other attacks on civilians and on civilian infrastructure, is completely unacceptable,” he stressed.
According to the spokesman, such incidents are a serious violation of international humanitarian and international human rights law.
“Criminals must be held accountable,” he stressed.
At least 50 people were killed and more than 100 injured when a missile hit a railway station in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, on Friday. At the scene, fragments of the Tochka-U missile were discovered. Ukraine immediately blamed Russia for the incident.
The Tochka-U is a modern variant of the Soviet Tochka subtle tactical missile system, designed to hit small targets deep under resistance defense. It consists of a single-stage missile that is guided along its entire flight path and has a range of 15 to 120 kilometers.
Since the end of 2019, when the final missile and artillery regiments were rearranged with the Iskander Strategic Missile System, the Russian military has not used Tochka-U missiles, as claimed by the Russian military.
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