At least 60 feared dead as Putin’s troops bomb school in Ukraine where ‘whole village was sheltering’
SIXTY people have been feared dead after Putin’s troops bombed a school in Ukraine where survivors were sheltering.
Russian bombs were confirmed to have killed two people with nearly the whole village reportedly hiding in a school in Bilohorivka.
Serhiy Gaidai, governor of the Luhansk region, said that citizens were sheltering in the building before a Kremlin plane dropped a powerful bomb.
Around 30 people were rescued from the rubble following the strike on Saturday afternoon.
However, 60 others are thought to have died under the debris, according to Reuters.
Mr Gaidai said: “The fire was extinguished after nearly four hours, then the rubble was cleared, and, unfortunately, the bodies of two people were found.
“Sixty people were likely to have died under the rubble of buildings.
“After the social club was hit, the basement of the school was the only place of salvation, but the Russians took this chance from people.”
Photographs circulating on social media show the school reduced to a pile of rubble.
It comes after Ukraine and the West have repeatedly accused Russian forces of targeting civilians and war crimes, charges Moscow rejects.
The news of the bombing is just yet another tragedy where multiple civilian casualties were recorded.
Five kids were killed in a heartless Russian attack on a Ukrainian train station last month.
And the bombing of the school precedes Russia’s Victory Day celebrations which are due to take place tomorrow.
Ukraine have warned about an “escalation of attacks” ahead of the parade.
Yevhen Yenin, Ukraine’s first deputy interior minister, said: “These symbolic dates are to the Russian aggressor like red to a bull.
“While the entire civilized world remembers the victims of terrible wars on these days, the Russian Federation wants parades and is preparing to dance over bones in Mariupol.”
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has killed thousands, destroyed cities and driven 5 million Ukrainians to flee abroad.