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US sees signs Russia is looking to recruit "more than 60,000 troops," defense official says

US sees signs Russia is looking to recruit “more than 60,000 troops,” defense official says

Ukrainian soldiers carry bodies after a missile attack on a train station in Kramatorsk, Ukraine on April 8 (Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images)

The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union, Josep Borrell, strongly condemned the Rocket attack on a railway station In the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk, about 30 people were killed and about 100 injured on Friday, according to officials.

“I strongly condemn the indiscriminate attack this morning on a train station in Kramatorsk by Russia, which resulted in dozens of deaths and many wounded,” Borrell said in official statements. Twitter Friday account.
“This is yet another attempt to close the escape routes for those fleeing this senseless war and to cause human suffering.”

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday that she was “horrified” by the “despicable” missile attack on the railway station.

Borrell and von der Leyen will meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv on Friday.

French President Emmanuel Macron described the strike as “abhorrent”. Tweet posted on Friday.

“Ukrainian civilians were fleeing the worst. Their weapons? Strollers, stuffed toys and luggage. This morning, at the Kramatorsk train station, the families who were about to leave were terrified.” Dozens dead and hundreds wounded. obnoxious.”

The French President expressed his condolences to the victims of the strike in Kramatorsk and the victims of previous attacks, namely Bucha, Mariupol and Kharkiv. He also called for investigations.

Macron reiterated that the European Union will continue to provide humanitarian, military and financial support to Ukraine.

The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, responded to the bloody attack on the Kramatorsk railway station in Ukraine, describing the attack on civilians as “totally unacceptable”. At least 50 people were killed in a missile attack on a train station, according to Ukrainian authorities.

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called the strike “totally unacceptable” in a statement on Friday.

“They are grave violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law, and the perpetrators must be held accountable,” he said, reminding “all parties of their obligations under international law to protect civilians and the urgency of agreeing to a humanitarian ceasefire in order to enable safe evacuation and humanitarian access to the besieged populations in dispute”.

The statement added that the Secretary-General renewed his appeal to all concerned “to immediately stop this brutal war.”

European Council President Charles Michel also condemned the strike.

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said on Friday she was “horrified” by the missile strike.

“Targeting civilians is a war crime. We will hold Russia and Putin accountable,” Truss said on her official Twitter account.

CNN’s Xiaofei Xu and Paris-based Camille Knight contributed to this report.