Security Service reveals from where occupiers fired at railway station in Kramatorsk
21 May, 2022

An examination by the Security Service of Ukraine showed that the rocket attack on the Kramatorsk railway station in the Donetsk region on April 8 was carried out from the occupied territory of the region, the press center of the SBU reported.

It states that they received irrefutable evidence of the Russian occupiers' involvement in the shelling of the railway station on April 8, which killed 61 people and injured 121.

Thanks to a number of studies of the flight trajectory of the missile and analysis of other aspects, it was established that the strike was carried out from the territory of Donetsk region, which has been under temporary occupation of Russia since 2014.

Experts confirmed that a 9M79-1 guided single-stage solid-propellant missile with a cluster warhead was used for the shelling. It is known as "Tochka U".

According to the SBU, several systems with "Tochka U" are located in the occupied territories of Donbas, and the occupiers have been using them for eight years.

Law enforcement officers continue to collect evidence in the framework of the proceedings under Article 438 (violation of the laws and customs of war) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The sanction provides for imprisonment for a term of 10 to 15 years or life.

Missile strike

On the morning of April 8, Russian troops fired on the Kramatorsk railway station, where 4,000 civilians (mostly women, children, and the elderly) were waiting to be evacuated.

After the strike, Russian propagandists said that it was their troops "targetting on accumulations of Armed Forces militants." However, the posts were soon removed from pro-Russian social media groups and Moscow started accusing Ukraine of the deadly strike.

President Volodymyr Zelensky stated that the occupiers used "Tochka U". The invaders maintained that it was the Ukrainian military that fired on the station, claiming that "Tochka U" was not in service in Russia. However, Ukrainian fighters have repeatedly denied this information and provided evidence that the Russians have such weapons.