Train Carrying Food Struck by Missile in Eastern Ukraine

A train transporting food near Pokrovsk, east Ukraine, was damaged by a strike early on June 15, according to celebrity chef Jose Andres, the founder of the non-profit humanitarian organization World Central Kitchen (WCK), and WCK’s CEO Nate Mook.

Mayor of Pokrovsk Ruslan Trebushkin said a shell destroyed one train car containing food aid, as well as damaging tracks, power lines, and a private house.

Mook posted this video on Twitter showing damage to train carriages, food packaging strewn around, and a large crater produced by a blast. “This is 600 meters from the passenger station, similar to the Kramatorsk missile attack,” Mook tweeted. “They destroyed 34 pallets of WCK food, but I’m grateful nobody was hurt,” he said.

Chef Andres blamed the strike on Russian forces, and said the attack would not deter WCK from operating in Ukraine. Credit: World Central Kitchen via Storyful

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