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Russian occupants shelled an evacuation train in Kyiv oblast

Russian occupants shelled an evacuation train in Kyiv oblast
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25 / 03 / 2022

On March 24th, evacuation train 43 Kyiv - Ivano-Frankivsk came under fire in Vasylkiv, near Kyiv. The chairman of the Ukrzaliznytsia board, Oleksandr Kamyshin, announced it on his Telegram channel.

"Windows were smashed in three cars. According to operative data, there were no casualties. Neither among the train crew nor the passengers. The head of the train and the entire train crew acted clearly," Oleksandr Kamyshin wrote.

He added that Russia "targeted railway infrastructure yet again. This time an evacuation train with people came under fire. They [civilians] are the most sacred thing we have now."

It's been a month since Russia unreasonably deployed a full-scale war on Ukrainian territory. During this time, railroad infrastructure has been shelled more than once. Only the day before, on March 23rd, the occupants shelled the Ocheretyne railway station in Donetsk Oblast and damaged the station building, leaving no casualties.

On March 22nd, they fired missiles at the Dnipropetrovsk oblast and destroyed a railway station in Pavlograd and the iron tracks (read here). One person was killed, and 15 cars derailed as a result.

The bombing of civilian objects in Zaporizhzhia on March 16th caused significant damage to the Zaporizhzhia-2 railway station. In particular, the tracks and the contact network were damaged, windows in the buildings flew out. Windows in suburban trains staying at the station without passengers got under enemy fire, too.