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kyiv (Ukraine) (AFP), April 8 – Here are the latest developments in the war in Ukraine:

– 39 dead at the station –

At least 39 people are killed, including four children, in a rocket attack on a train station in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk which is used for civilian evacuations, according to the Ukrainian security service SBU .

AFP journalists on site saw the bodies of at least 30 people grouped together and lying under plastic sheets next to the station.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called Russia “unbounded evil” after the attack, in which he said 300 people were injured. The European Union says the attack is “horrifying”.

The Russian Defense Ministry accuses kyiv of carrying out the attack, saying in a statement that it wanted to use the fleeing residents “as a ‘human shield’ to defend the positions of the Ukrainian armed forces”.

– Evacuation to the East –

The attack comes as civilians in eastern Ukraine struggle to evacuate, after officials told them they had a “last chance” to avert an expected major Russian offensive in the Donbas region.

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Russia has redeployed its troops east and south, aiming to create a land link between occupied Crimea and the smaller Moscow-backed breakaway states of Donetsk and Lugansk in the Donbass.

– Head of the EU in Kyiv –

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said she was on her way to the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, with the bloc’s diplomatic chief, Josep Borrell.

They are to meet President Zelensky.

– “Horrible” Borodyanka –

Ukraine’s president warned of the worst horrors in the town of Borodianka © AFP / Genya SAVILOV

The destruction left by Russian troops in the town of Borodianka outside kyiv is “much more gruesome” than the situation uncovered in the nearby town of Bucha, Zelensky says.

Ukraine’s prosecutor general said 26 bodies were found under two destroyed buildings.

– New penalties –

The European Union approves an embargo on Russian coal – the first time the bloc has targeted the energy sector – and the closure of its ports to Russian ships. It also says it has frozen nearly 29.5 billion euros in Russian and Belarusian assets so far.

The Group of Seven industrialized countries agree to a ban on new investment in key sectors and new export restrictions, as well as the phasing out of Russian coal.

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Britain announces sanctions against the daughters of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

– Suspension of the UN human rights body –

The UN General Assembly votes to suspend Russia from the UN Human Rights Council as punishment for the invasion of Ukraine.

This is only the second suspension of a country from the Council, after Libya in 2011.

– Record food prices –

Global food prices hit a record high in March as the Russian invasion of Ukraine’s breadbasket disrupted exports of wheat and coarse grains, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

The FAO food price index jumped 12.6 percent between February and March, “taking a giant leap to a new high since its inception in 1990”, according to the FAO.

– Zelensky calls for a ban on gas, weapons –

Zelensky urges the West to impose ‘Molotov cocktail’ sanctions on Moscow, including a ban on Russian gas, and calls for more weapons as he addresses Finnish MPs.

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He scolds “those who make us wait, wait for the things we badly need, wait for the means to protect our lives”.

– Ukraine controls the border region –

Ukrainian forces control the northeastern region of Sumy, along the border with Russia, Governor Dmytro Zhyvytsky said on social media.

He warns: “The region is not safe. Many areas have been mined and are still not cleared.