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Sixty people were afraid to die in the bombing of a Ukrainian school. G7 blames Putin

As many as 60 people are feared to be killed when a bomb hits a school in a village in eastern Ukraine, the local governor said on Sunday.

Luhansk Governor Serhiy Gaidai said a school in Birohorifka, where about 90 people had been evacuated, was hit by a Russian bomb on Saturday and burned.

“30 people have been evacuated from the rubble, seven of whom have been injured. It is likely that 60 have died,” Gaidai wrote in a Telegram messaging app, adding that two were found.

Reuters couldn’t confirm his account immediately. There was no response from Moscow to the report.

Ukraine and its western allies have accused Russian troops of targeting civilians in the war, which Moscow has denied.

In Mariupol, the Deputy Commander of the Azov Battalion was trapped in the vast Azovstal Iron and Steel Works and begged the international community to help evacuate injured soldiers.

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

Officials in the eastern Kharkov region reported an increase in casualties from Russian artillery, and in the third month of the fighting, leaders of seven industrialized nation groups deepened Russia’s economic isolation to the Kremlin on Sunday. Linked elite.

Victory day

US President Joe Biden and other G7 leaders held a video call at a show of unity with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky prior to the celebration of Russia’s Victory Day on Monday.

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

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

Washington also announced another round of sanctions for more executives and businesses as part of a broader effort to isolate Russia and limit the resources used to advance the war. According to the State Department’s fact sheet, it also announced a new policy on visa restrictions on more than 2,500 Russian military personnel and forced Russian assistance in Ukraine.

In Zaporizhia, a Ukrainian-controlled city about 230 km northwest of Mariupol, dozens of people fleeing the city and nearby occupied territories wait to register in a parking lot set up for evacuees. Was there.

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

The air here is different and I feel free.

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

In a moving speech on Sunday, Victory Day, when Europe commemorates the formal surrender of Nazi Germany to the Allies in World War II, Mr. Zelensky said that evil returned to Ukraine with the invasion of Russia. , Said his country would win.

President Putin states that he launched a “special military operation” on February 24 to disarm Ukraine and remove anti-Russian nationalism instigated by the West. Ukraine and its allies say Russia has launched an unprovoked war.

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 after several weeks of Russian bombardment.

According to the Zvezda TV channel of the Russian Defense Ministry, Kusnulin, who is in charge of construction and urban development, should be able to visit the commercial port there and bring in building materials to restore the city.

Many Western officials arrived in Ukraine on Sunday at a support show, including Mrs. Jill Biden of the United States, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, Speaker of the Parliament of Germany, and Foreign Minister of Norway. A team of US diplomats also arrived in Kieu for the first time since the invasion.

Putin sent a message of victory day to the separatist leaders of Luhansk and Donetsk, saying that Russia is fighting side by side with them and likens their joint efforts to the war with Nazi Germany. Sent. “The victory will be ours,” Putin said in a Kremlin press release on Sunday.

Russia’s efforts have been hampered by logistics and equipment problems and high casualties in the face of fierce resistance.

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

The Russians “have nothing to celebrate tomorrow,” US United Nations Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield told CNN. “They have not succeeded in defeating the Ukrainians. They have not succeeded in dividing the world or NATO.”

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