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The town of Bilogorivka suffered an airstrike. The bombs hit the school and unfortunately it was completely destroyedsaid the governor on his Telegram account.

A total of 90 people were at the scene, of whom 27 were rescued, 10 died and around 60 were left. probably dead, he added. The temperature at the site of the explosion was very high, said Serguiï Gaïdaï.

The governor of Luhansk province said the school in the village of Bilohorivka caught fire after the shelling.

It was impossible, during the night [pour les] rescue services to work there due to strikes. They would have had to light the site, which would have attracted further bombardment. »

A quote from Serguiï Gaïdaï, regional governor

Emergency services are now working on the spot. They also went to the nearby village of Chepilivka where a shell hit a house in which 11 people were.

There is a better chance that people survivedsaid Serguiï Gaïdaï, explaining that the people were in a basement and that it was an artillery fire and not a bomb dropped by a plane.

Concerns as May 9 approaches

Ukrainian authorities have been warning for several days of a possible intensification of Russian attacks as the May 9 commemoration approaches.

The enemy does not cease its offensive operations […] in order to establish full control over the territory of the Donetsk, Luhansk and Kherson regions, and to maintain the land corridor between these territories and the Crimea occupied since 2014said the Ukrainian general staff on Sunday morning.

He said that in the Donetsk region, Russian troops continued their offensive operations around Lyman, Popasnyansky, Severodonetsk and Avdiivka.

In Mariupol, after multiple calls and several attempts in recent weeks, we evacuated civilians from Azovstallaunched President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday evening in his daily message. We are now preparing the second phase […] [pour évacuer] the wounded and the medical personnel.

Azovstal steelworks.

Many soldiers are still at the Azovstal Steelworks in Mariupol.

Photo: AP/Alexei Alexandrov

Moscow announced on Wednesday a unilateral three-day ceasefire from Thursday morning to allow civilians in Azovstal to leave. But, the Ukrainian authorities maintained that the Russians had again attacked this factory during this period.

Nevertheless, all women, children and old people were evacuated from AzovstalUkrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk announced on Saturday.

According to kyiv, these operations have enabled a total of nearly 500 people to flee in one week, under the aegis of the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Ukraine asked Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Saturday evening to organize a mission to evacuate and treat the soldiers still entrenched in the steelworks.

Many soldiers are in serious condition. They are injured and have no medicine […] Food and water are also lackingdetails Ievguenia Tytarenko, military nurse, whose husband, nurse and member of the Azov regiment, and his colleagues still occupy the factory.

Our units in the Azovstal plant area continue to be blockednoted the Ukrainian general staff in its morning bulletin on Sunday, referring to Russian assault operations with artillery and tank fire support.

The enemy seeks to finish off the defenders of Azovstal, he is trying to do this by May 9 as a gift for Vladimir Putinwarned on Friday the adviser to the Ukrainian president, Oleksiï Arestovych.

The Moscow Speech

Russian President Vladimir Putin has multiplied comparisons between the Second World War and the conflict in Ukraine in his wishes addressed Sunday to the countries of the former Soviet bloc as well as to the separatist regions of eastern Ukraine.

Today our soldiers, like their ancestors, are fighting shoulder to shoulder for the liberation of their native land from Nazi filth, with the confidence that, as in 1945, victory will be ours. »

A quote from Vladimir Putin, Russian President

Today, the common duty is to prevent the revival of Nazism, which caused so much suffering to the peoples of different countrieshe added, wishing that the new generations are worthy of the memory of their fathers and grandfathers.

He also multiplied the references, not only to the soldiers, but also to the civilians of the home front, who crushed Nazism at the cost of countless sacrifices.

Unfortunately, today, Nazism is raising its head again […] Our sacred duty is to prevent the ideological heirs of those who have been defeatedsaid the Russian president, in a passage intended for Ukrainians.

The President wished to all the people of Ukraine — a peaceful and just future.

On Monday, Moscow will commemorate with a military parade to mark the victory against Nazi Germany.

Russia justifies the offensive launched in Ukraine on February 24 by the desire to demilitarize and of denazify Ukraine.

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