Anniversary of the Strike on Kramatorsk Railway Station: the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation Remembers the Victims’ Stories
On 8 April 2022, the Russians carried out one of the most terrible missile attacks with numerous victims: 61 people died because of the strike on the Kramatorsk railway station, including seven children. Some survivors shared their stories about the tragedy with the Museum of Civilian Voices of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation. Here are some of them.
Natalia Stepanenko and her daughter Yana turned out to be in the epicentre of the strike. Because of the missile attack, the woman lost her foot, and her 11-year-old daughter lost both of her feet. The mother remembers that her daughter’s feet were as if cut off together with the shoes... You can watch and listen to their story at the link bit.ly/3T8Tfwa
Every day, Olha Dudina helped her hometown Kramatorsk in holding out. She helped to arrange shelters, looked for medicines for the elderly, and organized free meals. For her, the missile strike on the railway station was the most terrible moment of the war. Her story is available at the link bit.ly/3jpth9T
19-year-old Anastasia Shestopal underwent seven operations. Because of the missile strike on the railway station, she lost her leg. The girl had practised dancing, but does not fall into despair now, and even thinks about the career of an actress. The story she shared is available at the link bit.ly/3nZzR9h
The Museum of Civilian Voices of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation is the world’s largest archive of stories from Ukrainian civilians affected by the war. The museum’s collection now has almost 65,000 stories.
Every story about the war matters. To preserve the memory for a better future, share your story on the portal of the Museum of Civilian Voices of the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation https://civilvoicesmuseum.org/ or via the toll-free hotline (800) 509 001.