Apr 14, 2022 - World

Ukraine says death toll reaches 59 in train station bombing

A toy covered in blood at the scene of a Russian rocket attack on a train station in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, where evacuation trains were departing on April 8, 2022. Photo: Wojciech Grzedzinski for The Washington Post via Getty Images

Fifty-nine people, including seven children, have died as a result of a missile strike at a train station in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk, Ukrainian officials said on Thursday.

Driving the news: Ukraine's Ministry of Defense said in a tweet that it will be sending a bloody children's toy to the United Nations as "proof of this barbaric crime."

The big picture: A missile hit the train station in Kramatorsk on Friday, where Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said "thousands" were awaiting evacuation.

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