Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Sunday that 60 people had died in the Russian air bombardment of a school in the Lugansk region of eastern Ukraine.
“In the town of Bilogorivka, in the Lugansk region, a Russian bomb killed 60 civilians,” Zelensky said during a videoconference intervention at the summit of the G7, the seven richest countries in the world.
According to the head of state, the victims “tried to find refuge in the public school building”, which was “hit in a Russian air strike”, he added.
“An aerial bomb hit a school and 60 people are dead under the rubble,” the governor of the Lugansk region, Serguii Gaidai, told Russian-language Current Time TV, adding that “very strong attacks are still taking place in Bilogorivka. “.
Initially, the authorities reported the existence of two dead and 60 missing.
However, the UN crisis coordinator for Ukraine, Amin Awad, expressed “deep dismay” at the Russian attack.
In a brief statement, Awad said that this attack “is another record of the cruelty of this war” and sympathized with the victims and their families.
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