Dozens of people feared death in a Ukrainian school bombed by Russia, the governor says


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Dozens of people feared death in a Ukrainian school bombed by Russia, the governor says

Russia’s bombing of schools in a village in the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine was feared to kill as many as 60 people, the governor said on Sunday.

Russian troops also continued to bombard the Azovstal ironworks, which last stopped Ukraine’s resistance in the abandoned southeastern port city of Mariupol, where soldiers of the Azov regiment vowed to continue fighting.

Luhansk Governor Serhiy Gaidai said a school in Birohorifka, where about 90 people had been evacuated, was hit by a Russian bomb on Saturday and the building was burned for four hours.

“30 people were evacuated from the rubble, seven of whom were injured. Gaidai added to the Telegram messaging app that two bodies were found.

Ukraine and its western allies have accused Russian troops of targeting civilians in the war, but Moscow has denied this.

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Jill Biden pays a surprise visit to Ukraine

Jill Biden visited western Ukraine on Sunday without notice and held a surprise Mother’s Day meeting with Mrs. Olena Zelenska to show US support for Ukraine in the Russian invasion.

Biden became the latest prominent American to enter Ukraine during a 10-week conflict with Russia.

“I wanted to come to Mother’s Day,” the first lady in the United States told Zelenska. “I had to stop this war, and I thought it was cruel and it was important to show the Ukrainians that the Americans were standing with the Ukrainians.”

Biden spent about two hours in Ukraine and drove to the town of Uzhhorod. It is about a 10-minute drive from the Slovak border village where she visited the border treatment facility.

Zelenska thanked Biden for his “courageous action” and said: “

The first two women gathered in a small classroom, sat face to face across a table, greeted in front of a reporter, and then met in private. Zelenska and her children were in a private place for their safety.

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Canada’s Trudeau visits Ukraine and provides support

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suddenly visited Ukraine as Russia wages a war with Ukraine.

Ukrainian media outlets Suspilne and Irpin mayor Alexander Markushyn have announced a visit to Irpin in Trudeau, which was damaged by Russia’s attempt to rob Kyiv at the beginning of the war. Markushyn posted an image of Trudeau on social media, stating that Canadian leaders were shocked by the damage they saw in private homes.

Trudeau is the latest Western leader who came to Ukraine to provide assistance to Ukraine.

His office later confirmed the visit and said in a statement, “The Prime Minister is in Ukraine to meet with President Zelensky and reaffirm Canada’s unwavering support for the Ukrainian people.”

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Britain promises further support for Ukraine as Europe marks VE Day

Britain will provide Ukraine with an additional £ 1.3 billion ($ 1.6 billion) of military aid to help Ukraine defend against Russian troops, officials said Sunday.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, US President Joe Biden, and leaders of groups from seven other countries are expected to meet online with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky late Sunday to discuss further support. I am.

The conference is partly intended to show unity among the Western allies on Victory Day in Europe, which marks the surrender of Nazi Germany in 1945.

Funding from the UK government reserves includes a £ 300 million military kit promised by Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier this week, including radar systems targeting Russian cannons, GPS jammers, and night-vision devices. ..

The British government said Britain’s military spending in conflict was the highest since Iraq and Afghanistan.

Officials said Johnson would meet with a British weapons company later this month to discuss increasing production in response to the demand created by the conflict in Ukraine.

Britain’s aid to Ukraine will also help boost Britain’s defense economy, Johnson said.

The UK has already promised Ukraine about £ 1.5 billion, including humanitarian aid and loan guarantees.

Reuters and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Epoch Times Staff

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