60 People Feared To Be Dead In Ukrainian School After Russian Bombing: Report

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Highlights:

  • Authorities asserted that nearly 90 people were sheltering in the Ukrainian school basement
  • Antonio Guterres expressed that he was “appalled” by the reports
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky cautioned that Russian attacks would only worsen in the lead-up to Victory Day

On Sunday, over 60 people were feared to be dead after a Russian bomb attacked a school, which was being used as a shelter, as per officials. Reportedly, Moscow’s forces huddled their attack on defenders inside Mariupol’s steel plant in an attempt to capture the city ahead of Russia’s Victory Day holiday.

Authorities asserted that nearly 90 people were sheltering in the basement. Serhiy Haidai added that emergency crews found and rescued 30 people, but “most likely 60 people who remain under the rubble are now dead”. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed that he was “appalled” by the reports, adding that “it is civilians that pay the highest price” in the war.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and other senior officials cautioned that Russian attacks would only worsen in the lead-up to Victory Day, due to this some cities have declared curfews and warned people against gathering in Public. As per reports, President Vladimir Putin may want to proclaim some kind of triumph in Ukraine, when he addresses the troops on Red Square.

In addition, Russian forces struggled to take over Mariupol, which has been reduced to rubble. The sprawling seaside steel mill where an estimated 2,000 Ukrainian fighters were making what appeared to be their last stand was the only part of the city not under Russian control. The last of the women, children, and older civilians who were taking shelter with the fighters in the Azovstal plant were evacuated on Saturday.

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