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Workers remove the remains of a missile after the strike.
Employees take away the stays of a missile after the strike. Kareem Khadder/CNN

Editor’s be aware: This publish comprises descriptions that could be upsetting.

Cleansing crews have arrived on the railway station in Kramatorsk, jap Ukraine, the place dozens of Ukrainians had been killed by a Russian missile strike on Friday whereas ready to flee combating.

CNN noticed employees sporting plastic gloves collect scattered human stays. Others seemed by papers and paperwork that had been strewn throughout the station. Plastic luggage crammed with meals lay on the bottom, alongside shredded hats, gloves and sneakers.

A number of factors of influence from the strike had been seen, together with what appeared to have been a direct hit on a automotive. Swimming pools of blood and a deceased canine, partially lined by white sheeting, lay by the tracks.

A minimum of 50 individuals, together with 5 kids, had been killed within the assault, Ukrainian officers stated Friday, with dozens extra taken to native hospitals.

The stays of the missile had been picked up and transported by specialists.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky known as the strike a battle crime in a message on Friday, and stated it could be investigated intimately. 

“That is one other battle crime of Russia, for which everybody concerned might be held accountable,” he stated, including that Russian state propaganda had tried in charge Ukrainian armed forces for the assault.

“We count on a agency, world response to this battle crime,” Zelensky stated. “Just like the massacres in Bucha, in addition to many different Russian battle crimes, the missile strike on Kramatorsk should be one of many prices on the tribunal, which is certain to occur.”

Some context: Russia’s navy and senior officers have issued blanket denials of assaults in opposition to civilians, together with claiming — with out proof — that the bloodbath of civilians in Bucha was staged. The killing of civilians throughout the Russian occupation of the city has been extensively documented.