Sixty feared dead in Ukraine school bombed by Russia


Luhansk Oblast Governor Serhiy Haidai announced on Telegram that on Saturday afternoon a Russian airstrike hit a school in the village of Bilohorivka in east Ukraine that was serving as a shelter, which contained about 90 people. The school was only seven miles from the front line.The attack produced big damage and a fire. The fire was extinguished after nearly four hours.Thirty people were evacuated from the rubble, seven of whom were injured. 60 people remained trapped and are presumed dead. Two bodies were found. Video released by the Luhansk military administration showed emergency services personnel amid the burning ruins of the building.


”The Russians don’t care who they kill. If they can’t kill a soldier, they will kill an innocent child,” Haidai said. The governor said the school building was the last refuge in the town for civilians after Russian forces bombed another facility where civilians were hiding. In fact, civilians, civil buildings and cultural sits are targeted. Earlier this week, UNESCO said it had confirmed damage to 120 cultural sites, including religious places, museums and other historical and cultural buildings.