In a new act of barbarism the Russian forces have bombed the railway station in Kramatorsk killing 30 and injuring 100. 

The station was packed with people boarding an evacuation trains, mostly women, children and elderly.

The Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group reported that the Russian forces had  already bombed railway tracks near Barvenkove Station in the Donetsk oblast, thus blocking the route by which three evacuation trains were due to take civilians away from Sloviansk, Kramatorsk and Lyman. 

It was report on 7 April that, through the airstrike, the Russian forces had blocked the only exit from the above three cities that is under Ukrainian government control.  An exit route for tens of thousands of Ukrainian citizens.

The Ukrainian railway workers have heroically worked under bombardment to evacuate civilians from the war zones – tomorrow two railway unions in the UK – ASLEF and TSSA are supporting a demonstration in solidarity with the Ukrainian people. Join us on 9 April and Stand with Ukraine.

Christopher Ford