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Summary-The bombing of a Ukrainian school threatened to kill 60 people.Evacuees from Azovstalzhia arrive in Zaporizhia

As many as 60 people are feared to be killed when a bomb hits a school in an eastern village. UkraineThe regional governor said on Sunday while Russian troops continued to bombard the last holdout of Ukrainian resistance at the abandoned southeastern port of Mariupol.

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

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

“We will continue to fight as long as we live to repel the Russian occupiers,” 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.

US President Joe Biden and other G7 leaders held a video call at a united show 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. Ukraine..

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

Washington also announced another round of sanctionsSupporting more executives and businesses as part of a broader effort to isolate Russia and limit the resources used to move forwardSince the war.It also announced a new policy on visa restrictions for more than 2,500 Russian military personnel and Russian-backed forced immigrants. UkraineAccording to the State Department fact sheet.

 

Victory day

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.

In Sunday’s emotional speech for Victory Day, Zelensky said evil had returned when Europe commemorated the formal surrender of Nazi Germany to the Allies in World War II. To Ukraine With the invasion of Russia, but his country will win.

President Putin states that he launched a “special military operation” on February 24 to disarmament. Ukraine And it was removed from the 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.

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 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. 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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