2 Russian rockets hit train station in eastern Ukraine used by evacuees: train company

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KYIV (REUTERS) – Two Russian rockets hit a railway station in Kramatorsk, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, causing casualties, Ukraine’s national railway company announced on Friday (April 8).

The station is used to evacuate civilians from areas bombed by Russian forces.

Elsewhere in the country, Russia earlier said it had destroyed a training center for foreign mercenaries near the southern city of Odessa as part of its military campaign.

“High-precision missiles of the Bastion coastal missile system destroyed a center for the assembly and training of foreign mercenaries near the village of Krasnosilka, northeast of Odessa,” a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. Defense during a press briefing.

Ukraine claims that after pulling out of Kyiv’s outskirts, Russia is regrouping to try to take full control of the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, which have been partly held by Russian-backed separatists since 2014.

On Thursday, Luhansk Governor Serhiy Gaiday told residents of the region that the chances of them saving themselves and their families are diminishing every day as Russian forces prepare to launch a major offensive in the area.

Authorities in Dnipro, a city in central eastern Ukraine, have also urged women, children and the elderly to leave.

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