Ukrzaliznytsia chief refutes Moscow's claims T-72 tanks were at Kyiv facility struck by Russian missiles

5 June, 06:41 PM
Consequences of Russian missile strikes on DVRZ (Photo:Screenshot)

Consequences of Russian missile strikes on DVRZ (Photo:Screenshot)

There is no military equipment on the territory of the Darnytsia Car Repair Plant (DVRZ) in the Ukrainian captial, which was hit by Russian missiles early on June 5, said the head of the board of Ukrzaliznytsia Alexander Kamyshin.

He said that the Russian military fired four missiles at the DVRZ, which is located on Kyiv’s left bank. The plant repairs the gondola cars and grain trucks that Ukraine uses to export agricultural produce.

“In principle, this is a standard start to the day for us,” Kamyshin said.

“They hit the railroad every day, we repair it quickly and move on. One of the railway workers was injured and treated. And we promptly began to eliminate the effects of the strike. We did not make any public statements about the shelling, because in this case the movement of passenger trains was not delayed.”

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He also stressed that the claims of the Russian Defense Ministry that "T-72 tanks and other armored vehicles" were on the territory of the plant are false.

"I officially invite all journalists – both Ukrainian and foreign – today to the DVRZ. We will confirm that Russia once again lied, and that their real goal is the economy of Ukraine and the civilian population. They want to block our opportunity to export Ukrainian products to the West," said the head of the board of the national railway company.

Explosions rocked Kyiv's left bank on the morning of June 5. Russia attacked the capital with missiles for the first time since the end of April.

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