China envoy to UN: Missile attack on Kramatorsk train station must be investigated
Beijing is urging an investigation into Friday's missile attack on a railway in Kramatorsk.
China's Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dai Bing said, on Monday, that the deadly missile strike on the train station in Kramatorsk must be inspected and any claims in the case should be based on facts.
"China deplores that dozens of civilians including women and children were killed or injured in the attack on Kramatorsk train stating," Dai told a UN Security Council meeting.
"The relevant circumstances and specific cause for the incident must be investigated and any claim should be based on facts," he added.
On April 8, at least 50 people were killed and another 100 were injured in a missile attack on a railway station in Kramatrosk, which is currently under Ukrainian control. Following the missile strike, Kiev was quick to blame Moscow. The Russian Defense Ministry, on the other hand, refuted Kiev's claims, stating that Russian troops had not carried out any combat missions in Kramatorsk on April 8.
Furthermore, the Ministry emphasized that the projectile fragments discovered near the Kramatorsk railway station belonged to Tochka-U tactical missiles, which are only used by the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The deadly attack was carried out by a Ukrainian missile battalion near the Ukrainian-held town of Dobropolye, 45 kilometers southwest of Kramatorsk, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.
The photos of the missile fragments shared by witnesses show that such missiles are only used by Ukrainian troops, the Ministry stressed.
Russia warns French gendarmes to aim to hide Ukrainian war crimes
In the same context, French gendarmes who have arrived in Ukraine will cover up war crimes committed by Kiev-aligned forces and level accusations against Russia, according to the head of Russia's National Defense Control Center, Mikhail Mizintsev.
"It seems that the main areas of their activity will be the concealment of numerous war crimes against the population of Ukraine, the Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics, committed by the Ukrainian authorities over the past eight years, as well as the fabrication of charges against the Russian armed forces," Mizintsev reporters.