At least 39 people were killed and 87 wounded in a Russian rocket strike on the Kramatorsk railway station packed with evacuees, regional Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko said, updating an earlier estimate of 30.

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The Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, said no Ukrainian troops were at the train station when it was attacked.

Speaking to the Finnish parliament, Zelenskiy said: "Russian forces hit the train station in Kramatorsk, (firing) on an ordinary train station, on ordinary people, there were no soldiers there".