Saturday, April 09, 2022

PM announces further aid to Ukraine after attack on railway station

Boris Johnson has announced that Britain will send a further £100m worth of weapons for Ukraine after the "unconscionable bombing" of refugees at a railway station.

The prime minister said the UK will send additional military equipment including Starstreak anti-aircraft missiles and 800 anti-tank missiles.

This announcement was made after two Russian missiles hit a crowded railway station at Kramatorsk in eastern Ukraine where Ukranian officials say that about 4,000 civilians, mostly women and children, were waiting to be evacuated. The exact death toll is not yet known but is thought to be at least fifty with more than a hundred injured, some of whom have suffered life-changing injuries.

Speaking at a Downing Street press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, the Prime Minister warned that Russia will not escape punishment after the attack at Kramatorsk station.

He said: "I know that Britain and Germany share exactly the same sense of horror and revulsion at the brutality unleashed including the unconscionable bombing of refugees fleeing their homes this morning.

"It is a war crime indiscriminately to attack civilians, and Russia's war crimes in Ukraine will not go unnoticed or unpunished."

President Biden has also condemned the attack.

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