Russia-Ukraine War: Russian military bombs school in Ukraine village, 60 feared killed


Two people were killed in a Russian bombing of a school in Blokirovka, a Ukrainian village, while another 60 people are feared dead under the rubble. On Sunday, the governor of the Luhansk region of Ukraine, Sherry Gaidai gave this information. 

Gaidai said Russia on Saturday bombed a school where some 90 people had taken shelter. 30 of them were rescued. In a post on social media, Gaidai said that 7 of them were injured. He said 60 people were feared dead under the rubble of the building.

Russia launches major attack to capture Kharkiv

After the capture of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, the Russian army has been carrying out major attacks on Donetsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv. Russian forces on Saturday blew up three bridges in the area to undermine Ukrainian military’s retaliatory strikes in a battle to capture Ukraine’s second major city, Kharkiv. The armory, built near Bohodukhiv railway station in the Kharkiv region, was also destroyed in a missile attack by the Russian army.

All eyes on Russia’s Victory Day parade

Amidst the ongoing attacks on Ukraine, a dress rehearsal for the Victory Day parade took place in Moscow on Sunday. Russia has said the May 9 event cannot be held in the war-ravaged port city of Maripol in southeastern Ukraine. Several reports in the past few days had informed that the Russian military is planning a grand parade in the city of Maripol. However, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov confirmed on Friday that the May 9 parade could not be held in Maripol this year.

Change in attitude of Russia

After months, Russia’s position on Ukraine has changed. At the UN Security Council meeting on Friday, Russia along with other 14 member states expressed deep concern over the peace and security situation in Ukraine. There he expressed the need for efforts to establish peace under the leadership of the Secretary-General of the United Nations. This is a major change in Russia’s position after the February 24 attack on Ukraine and it is not the first time that it has expressed a different opinion on Ukraine than the US, Britain and France. India has also strongly supported the resolution and expressed the need to establish peace in Ukraine.


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