The European Union’s high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, Josep Borrell, has strongly condemned a rocket strike on a railway station in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk, which killed around 30 people and wounded about 100 on Friday, according to officials.
"I strongly condemn this morning’s indiscriminate attack against a train station in #Kramatorsk by Russia, which killed dozens of people and left many more wounded," Borrell said on his official Twitter account Friday.
"This is yet another attempt to close escape routes for those fleeing this unjustified war and cause human suffering."
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Friday she is "appalled" by the "despicable" missile attack on the railway station.
Borrell and von der Leyen will be meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv on Friday.
French President Emmanuel Macron called the strike “abominable” in a tweet posted Friday.
“Ukrainian civilians were fleeing to escape the worst. Their weapons? Strollers, stuffed toys, luggage. This morning, at the Kramatorsk train station, the families who were about to leave experienced horror,” Macron said. “Dozens dead, hundreds injured. Abominable."
The French president expressed his condolences to the victims of the strike in Kramatorsk and to victims from past attacks, namely Bucha, Mariupol and Kharkiv. He also called for investigations.
Macron reiterated that the European Union will continue to provide humanitarian, military and financial supports to Ukraine.
The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has responded to the deadly attack on the Kramatorsk railway station in Ukraine, calling the strike on civilians “completely unacceptable”. At least 50 people were killed in the missile strike on a train station, according to Ukrainian authorities.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called the strike "completely unacceptable" in a statement Friday.
"They are gross violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law, for which the perpetrators must be held accountable," he said, reminding "all parties of their obligations under international law to protect civilians and of the urgency to agree on humanitarian ceasefires in order to enable the safe evacuation of and humanitarian access to populations trapped in conflict.”
The statement added that the secretary general reiterates his appeal to all concerned “to bring an immediate end to this brutal war.”
European Council President Charles Michel also condemned the strike.
UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said Friday she is "appalled" by the rocket strike.
"The targeting of civilians is a war crime. We will hold Russia and Putin to account," Truss said on her official Twitter account.
CNN’s Xiaofei Xu and Camille Knight in Paris contributed to this reporting.