Putin marks victory in Soviet World War II as Ukraine condemns school bombing

Russian troops bombed a school in an eastern village Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky said he had killed about 60 people as Russia prepared to commemorate the Monday anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.

The governor of the Luhansk region said about 90 people had been evacuated to a school in Birohorifka on Saturday after the bombing.

“Russia’s strike against Birohorifka in the Luhansk region killed about 60 people and civilians simply hid in school to protect themselves from bombardment,” Zelensky said in a nightly video speech.

There was no response from Moscow to the news.

At Mariupol’s South Harbor, which has endured the most devastating battle of the 10-week war, the Deputy Commander of the Azovstal Regiment was trapped in the Azovstal Iron and Steel and begged the international community to help evacuate injured soldiers.

“We will continue to fight as long as we live to repel the Russian occupiers,” Captain Sviatoslav Palamar said at an online press conference.

Leaders of a group of seven industrialized nations (G7) vowed to deepen Russia’s economic isolation on Sunday and “enhance” the campaign against the Kremlin-linked elite.

The G7 said it promised to phase out or ban Russian oil and condemned Russia’s invasion of President Vladimir Putin. Ukraine..

“His actions embarrass the historic sacrifices of Russia and its people,” the G7 said in a statement, citing Soviet Russia’s role in the defeat of Nazi Germany 77 years ago.

Putin has repeatedly compared war Ukraine – He casts as a battle with nationalists inspired by the dangerous “Nazis” Ukraine – To the challenges faced by the Soviet Union when Adolf Hitler invaded in 1941.

Ukraine And its allies reject the accusations of Nazism and the allegations that Russia is fighting for survival with the aggressive West, saying Putin has unleashed an unprovoked war in an attempt to rebuild the Soviet Union.

At a video address shot in front of a scorched Ukrainian apartment in a video of a Russian missile attack, Zelensky said the evil had returned, but his country would win. Read the full text

Zelenskiy welcomed the G7’s reaction and said in his nightly video address: Ukraine The party of good in this war. “

“And Russia will lose because evil always loses.”

President Putin will preside over a parade of troops, tanks, rockets and intercontinental ballistic missiles at Moscow’s Red Square on Monday, giving a clue to the future of the war.

“I can’t leave”

According to the United Nations, more than 170 civilians fled the Mariupol area on Sunday, bringing the total number of safe passages given during a week’s rescue operations to about 600.

In the Ukrainian-controlled city of Zaporizhia, about 230 km (140 miles) northwest of Mariupol, dozens of people fleeing the city and nearby occupied territories register in parking lots set up for evacuees. I was waiting for you to do it.

History teacher Victoria Andreyeva, 46, said she had just left the bombed house in Mariupol with her family in mid-April.

“The air here feels free,” she said in the tent. Volunteers provided evacuees with food, basic supplies, toys, and many traveled with young children.

Mariupol’s is the key to Moscow’s efforts to connect the Crimean Peninsula, which was seized by Russia in 2014, with parts of the eastern region of Luhansk and Donetsk, which have since been dominated by Russian-backed separatists.

Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin said on Telegram that he visited Mariupol on Sunday.

Many Western officials have arrived, including the First Lady of the United States, Jill Biden, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, the Speaker of the German Assembly, and the Foreign Minister of Norway. Ukraine At a support show on Sunday.

Irish rock group U2 frontman Bono and his bandmate The Edge gave a 40-minute concert at Kieu’s subway station on Sunday, praising the Ukrainians fighting for freedom.

“Tonight, May 8th, the shot will ring. Ukraine Sky, but you will finally be free. They can take your life, but you can never take your pride, “Bono said. Putin marks victory in Soviet World War II as Ukraine condemns school bombing

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