More than 60 feared killed in Ukrainian school bombing
   Date :10-May-2022

Ukrainian school bombing 
 
 
 
ZAPORIZHZHIA,
  
MORE than 60 people were feared dead on Sunday after a Russian bomb flattened a school being used as a shelter, Ukrainian officials said, while Moscow’s forces pressed their attack on defenders inside Mariupol’s steel plant in an apparent race to capture the city ahead of Russia’s Victory Day holiday. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he was “appalled” by the reported school bombing Saturday in the eastern village of Bilohorivka and called it another reminder that “it is civilians that pay the highest price” in war.
Authorities said about 90 people were sheltering in the basement. Emergency crews found two bodies and rescued 30 people, but “most likely all 60 people who remain under the rubble are now dead,”
Serhiy Haidai, Governor of Luhansk province, wrote on the Telegram messaging app. Russian shelling also killed twoboys, ages11and14,inthe nearby town of Pryvillia, he said. Luhansk is part of the Donbas, the industrial heartland in the east that Russia’s forces are working to capture. As Moscow prepared to celebrate the 1945 surrender of Nazi Germany with a Victory Day military parade on Monday,alineup of Western leaders and celebrities made surprise visits to Ukraine in a show of support. US first lady Jill Biden met with her Ukrainian counterpart. CanadianPrimeMinisterJustin Trudeau raised his country’s flag at its embassy in Kyiv. And U2’sBono,alongsidebandmate The Edge, performed in a Kyiv subway station that had been usedasabombshelter,singing the 1960s song “Stand by Me”. The acting US ambassador to Ukraine,KristinaKvien,posted a picture of herself at the American Embassy, and described plans for the eventualUSreturn to theUkrainian capital after Moscow’s forces abandonedtheirefforttostorm Kyiv weeks ago and began focusing on the capture of the Donbas. Zelenskyy and others warned in recent days that Russian attacks would only worseninthelead-uptoVictory Day, and some cities declared curfews or cautioned people against gathering in public. Russian President Vladimir Putin may want to proclaim some kind of triumph in Ukrainewhenheaddressesthe troops on Red Square.