Russia bombs art school used as shelter in Mariupol – Newspaper

LVIV: Ukrainian authorities say Russian forces have bombed the art school where about 400 people took refuge in the port city of Mariupolo, where President Volodymyr Zelensky said the ruthless siege by Russian troops would go down in history as a war crime.

Local authorities said the school building had been destroyed and people could be left under the rubble. There was no immediate mention of casualties.

On Wednesday, Russian forces also bombed a theater in Mariupol, where civilians were being evacuated. City officials said 130 people were rescued, but many more could remain under the rubble. Russian airstrikes hit the maternity hospital in Mariupol early in the war.

Doing this to a peaceful city is what the occupying forces did and a terror that will be remembered for centuries to come, Zelensky said in a video address to the country.

Children and the elderly are dying. Mariupol police officer Mikhail Vershunin said in a video sent to Western leaders from rubble-strewn streets that the city had been destroyed and disappeared from the earth. AP Communication.

Posted at Serb on March 21, 2022