Local Telegram channels also published a video showing a strong explosion at the station.
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The invaders' authorities claimed the station was attacked with multiple rocket launchers by the Ukrainian side. They also confirmed that the railway infrastructure was damaged, but they gave no information about the number of casualties in the attack.
Ukrainian officer and blogger, Anatoliy Shtefan, shared on Telegram the Russian reports about the strike. In particular, they wrote that military equipment and personnel were being unloaded at the moment of attack.
Russian propaganda and local pro-Russian media also posted video showing the debris being cleaned at the railway station, but the scale of damage isn't clear on the video.
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Illovaysk was the site of a massacre of Ukrainian troops in August 2014, when Ukrainian forces, having become encircled in the town and attempting to withdraw, were attacked by Russian forces, who inflicted heavy casualties on the Ukrainians.