Going to school was not enough. Sixty people, all civilians, according to the Ukrainian authorities, were killed on Saturday after a school was bombed in the eastern Luhansk region. Only about twenty villagers survived this bombardment, which ‘completely destroyed’ The school, according to Sergio Gaida, the district governor. Franceinfo records this bloody blow attributed to the Russian army.
>> Find the latest developments in the war in Ukraine in our lives
Nearly a hundred people hid in this school
The incidents took place on Saturday, May 7, in the village of Belhorivka, located about 100 km northeast of Luhansk, the regional capital under the control of the Russian army. According to the Ukrainian authorities, a bomb launched by the Russian Air Force targeted a school in the center of this village, where 90 people had hid to escape the bombing. The first assessment provided by local authorities, which reported that 60 people had been killed, was taken up on Sunday by Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelensky, During a video intervention at the G7 summit.
interview by tea guardian Sunday (link in english)the governor of Luhansk region explained that the building was “totally collapsed” when writing. “An air bomb is not a missile, Sergey also said gida, Such an explosion results in extreme temperatures.” Immediately, the intensity of the fire and the fall of the night greatly slowed the Ukrainian firefighters. Fearing that they would be discovered by the Russian military and targeted with fresh bombardment, the rescuers chose not to turn on their flashlights, and thus had to wait until dawn to find any survivors, to no avail.
The bombing of eastern Ukraine intensified
Strikes have intensified in recent days in the east of the country, which Russia may be tempted to annex. This heavy use of bombs and missiles at times was explained by the approach of May 9, a key date for Vladimir Putin. Residents of some cities such as Lyman in Donetsk Oblast have no choice but to leave.
On Saturday, another raid, attributed to the Russian army, hit a village located a few kilometers away And more specifically, a house with a dozen people, said the district governor Bilohorivka. Because “Highest possibility The bombing of Ukrainian cities on May 8 and 9Several district governors have chosen to cancel World War II memorial ceremonies, which were scheduled to take place on Sunday across the country.
For the Ukrainian government, Vladimir Putin “no longer has limits”
Children’s hospital on March 10 and theater in Mariupol on March 17: The list of buildings that have been bombed while sheltering civilians is growing, angering the Ukrainian authorities. Faced with the leaders of the Group of Seven on Sunday, Volodymyr Zelensky criticized “heavy bombardment” from yesterday,“As if it were not May 8 (…), where the key word should be peace for all ordinary people.” “Ukraine and the free world will remember this”And Release.
“It is absolutely clear that Vladimir Putin has no limits”, first alerted Stefanichina, Ukraine’s deputy prime minister, in an interview with franceinfo. According to the latter, Moscow seeks to control the Donbass region and all of southern Ukraine,“Whatever the cost.” “Nothing can stop him, nothing can stop him, I regretted it, Except for the Ukrainian army and the pressure of financial sanctions on his government.”
As the European Union continues to toughen its stance on Russia, the Group of Seven nations announced on Sunday, via the White House. (document in English)Want to ban or phase out its imports of Russian oil.
In his traditional speech on May 9, Vladimir Putin once again justified the Russian army’s invasion of Ukraine on Monday. “NATO was approaching our territory. (…) Russia did everything to prevent the aggressor from retreating”, In particular the Russian autocrat declared, before attending a huge military parade on Red SquareAnd in Moscow.