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These pictures, taken on 9 March by Yuriy Maslikov of Ukrainian rail freight operator Ukmetallurgtrans, were sent to The Loadstar via rail freight industry veteran Tony Berkeley.

Mr Maslikov writes: “This is how Ukrainian wagons located at the Kupiansk [cross-border station between Kharkov and Russia] look like.

“He [Putin] calls it “Special operation in Ukraine”. Shell bombardment has destroyed goods wagons, crumpling them like paper. Fragments of shells have stitched through steel sheets (6-10 mm thick), cut wheels and wheel sets into pieces…

“Modern war. Hopefully not the third one…”

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