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Ukraine crisis: 21 killed in pre-dawn Russian attack on school

Ukraine crisis: 21 killed in pre-dawn Russian attack on school

The Kharkiv region has seen heavy bombardment as stalled Russian forces try to advance in the area.

A view shows the area near the regional administration building, which city officials said was hit by a missile attack, in central Kharkiv, Ukraine, March 1, 2022 (Photo: Reuters) A view shows the area near the regional administration building, which city officials said was hit by a missile attack, in central Kharkiv, Ukraine, March 1, 2022 (Photo: Reuters)

Twenty-one people have been killed by Russian artillery that destroyed a school and a community center in Merefa, near the northeast city of Kharkiv, officials said.

Merefa Mayor Veniamin Sitov said the attack occurred just before dawn on Thursday.

The Kharkiv region has seen heavy bombardment as stalled Russian forces try to advance in the area.

In the city of Chernihiv, northeast of Kyiv, Ukraine's emergency service says a hostel was shelled, killing a mother, father and three of their children, including 3-year-old twins.

Published on: Mar 17, 2022, 9:33 PM IST
Posted by: Mohammad Haaris Beg, Mar 17, 2022, 9:29 PM IST