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‘This is an evil without limits. And if it is not punished, it will never stop’ – Zelensky’s warning after 50 Ukrainians slaughtered as Russian missile hits rail station

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  • Thousands of civilians – mostly women, children and elderly – were in the vicinity of the train station, trying to leave the area
  • 90pc of civilians found dead in town of Bucha had been shot
  • Russia cites 'significant losses' on battlefield
  • Russia shuts down foreign human rights organisations including Amnesty
  • EU adopts more sanctions

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A view of people's belongings and bloodstains on the ground after a missile strike on a railway station in Kramatorsk, Ukraine. Ministry of Defence Ukraine/via REUTERS

A view of people's belongings and bloodstains on the ground after a missile strike on a railway station in Kramatorsk, Ukraine. Ministry of Defence Ukraine/via REUTERS

Dead bodies lie near luggage after a missile strike on a railway station in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, in this picture uploaded on April 8, 2022 and obtained from social media. Ministry of Defence Ukraine/via REUTERS

Dead bodies lie near luggage after a missile strike on a railway station in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, in this picture uploaded on April 8, 2022 and obtained from social media. Ministry of Defence Ukraine/via REUTERS

Liubov Khomenko reacts as she walks through her destroyed house, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine in the village of Andriivka, in the Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 7, 2022. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Liubov Khomenko reacts as she walks through her destroyed house, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine in the village of Andriivka, in the Kyiv region, Ukraine, April 7, 2022. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

A service member of pro-Russian troops inspects the street during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine April 7, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

A service member of pro-Russian troops inspects the street during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine April 7, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Service members of pro-Russian troops carry out a search of a house during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine April 7, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Service members of pro-Russian troops carry out a search of a house during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine April 7, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Bodies retrieved by municipal workers from the town are placed on the ground at a cemetery in Bucha, Ukraine, Thursday, April 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Bodies retrieved by municipal workers from the town are placed on the ground at a cemetery in Bucha, Ukraine, Thursday, April 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

A dosimetrist measures the level of radiation around trenches dug by the Russian military in an area with high levels of radiation called the Red Forest, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, near the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant, in Chornobyl, Ukraine April 7, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A dosimetrist measures the level of radiation around trenches dug by the Russian military in an area with high levels of radiation called the Red Forest, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, near the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant, in Chornobyl, Ukraine April 7, 2022. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

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A view of people's belongings and bloodstains on the ground after a missile strike on a railway station in Kramatorsk, Ukraine. Ministry of Defence Ukraine/via REUTERS

A missile hit a train station in eastern Ukraine where thousands had gathered on Friday, killing at least 52 and wounding dozens more in an attack on a crowd of mostly women and children trying to flee a new, looming Russian offensive, Ukrainian authorities said.

The attack that some denounced as yet another war crime in the 6-week-old conflict came as workers unearthed bodies from a mass grave in Bucha, a town near Ukraine's capital where dozens of killings have been documented after a Russian pullout.


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