An Attack on Foreign Aid Train for Ukrainians

by Olha Povaliaieva
Thursday, June 16, 2022
An Attack on Foreign Aid Train for Ukrainians

Russian soldiers attacked the "World Central the Kitchen" train with food for residents of Mariupol

A missile strike by Russia was launched against the wagons with humanitarian aid from World Central the Kitchen. In the carriages was food for residents of the Donbas and settlers from Mariupol. Assistance has almost arrived at the destination. However, the occupiers launched a missile strike.

"Russian missile blew up our WCKitchen food train in Eastern Ukraine… Nobody hurt thankfully…but they are now hitting train infrastructure hard! Only 1 wagon of food fully lost, will save the rest! This won’t stop us — our amazing Ukrainian WCK teams will keep feeding the people!" José Andrés, World Central the Kitchen chef. 

The attack destroyed 34 food pallets and damaged rails and power poles. The only positive thing in this situation — was no casualties. However, the situation could have been different, as the food wagons were 600 meters from the passenger station.

"The Russians first destroyed Mariupol and its inhabitants. Now the Russian missile hit humanitarian aid World Central the Kitchen, which was supposed to feed the Donetsk region. This will affect the Mariupol in the centers of IAmMariupol," wrote the adviser to the mayor of Mariupol Andriushchenko.

Such a missile strike could be described as an accident, given that the Russian Federation had begun to use Soviet-era missiles. However, the adviser of the mayor of Mariupol Petro Andriushchenko notes that the Russians reduced the amount of humanitarian aid in the occupied territory of the Donetsk region. The Russian occupiers offer the residents of Mariupol and other cities to work in communal enterprises to be able to buy food.

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