The missile that caused dozens of deaths at Kramatorsk station carries a message of revenge written in Russian
The attack on the Ukrainian railway station in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine, has resulted in at least 39 dead and 87 wounded. Among the wounded there is a “significant number” of serious cases, says the message of Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko, who accuses “Russian fascists” of having directed their Tochka-U missile attack on this station, where thousands of civilians were waiting to be evacuated to safe areas.
The images of the missile wreckage that have been released contain two words in Russian, which translate as “for the children”, which some Internet users see as a message of revenge from the Russians for the Russian children who have died “killed by Ukrainian nationalists” in the eight years of war in the eastern Donbas region, where the attacked station is located.
There have been civilian casualties on both sides in these eight years of war, although there are some deliberately created propaganda myths, such as the crucifixion of a 4-year-old boy by Ukrainians, which many in Russia still believe despite having been dismantled.
“Lacking the strength and courage to stand up to us on the battlefield, they are cynically destroying the civilian population. It is an evil that knows no bounds and, if not punished, will never stop,” Zelenski has stressed.
Both Russia and the authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, whose independence was recognized by Moscow days before the start of the invasion, have disassociated themselves from the attack and said that the Tochka-U missiles are used only by the Ukrainian army.
The Thocka-U is a mobile missile launching system of Soviet origin. Its fragmentation warheads can be replaced by other nuclear, biological or chemical warheads.