According to a rescue worker, a rocket attack on a train station in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine, on Friday killed at least 35 people.
At least 20 bodies were grouped and lying under plastic sheets next to the station, according to reporters on the scene.
In the immediate aftermath of the attack, there was blood on the ground and packed bags strewn around outside the building.
Four cars near the station were destroyed, according to the journalists, and the remains of a large rocket bearing the Russian words “for our children” were found near the main building.
Later footage showed bodies being loaded onto a military truck.
The head of Ukraine’s railway company, Alexander Kamyshin, wrote on social media earlier that the Russian attack on the station killed “more than 30 people and injured over 100.” Two rockets allegedly hit the station, according to him.
“This is a premeditated attack on the railway’s passenger infrastructure and Kramatorsk residents,” Kamyshin stated.
Kramatorsk was hit by Russian airstrikes earlier this week, but it had escaped the destruction that had engulfed other eastern Ukraine cities since Russia’s invasion.
In advance of a possible Russian attack, Ukrainian authorities warned residents in the country’s east to flee westwards.
Following a rocket attack on an east Ukraine train station that killed at least 35 people, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky described Russia as a “evil without bounds.”