During a press conference with the participation of republican, Russian and foreign media, the DPR Minister of Foreign Affairs commented on shelling of Kramatorsk with Tochka-U:
“This is a monstrous tragedy, another bloody provocation by Ukrainian army. Unfortunately, we have already seen such provocations. On March 14, the center of Donetsk was shelled in the same egregious, barbaric manner as Kramatorsk today.”
Natalia Nikonorova expressed condolences to families and friends of the victims and wished a speedy recovery to the wounded ones. She also expressed confidence that soon residents of the DPR occupied territories will be liberated by forces of the Republic and Russia:
“Compatriots, hold on. We will do our best to stop Kiev's crimes against Donbass as soon as possible and achieve our goals of liberating the Republic and demilitarizing Ukraine."