Russia bombs Mariupol school where 400 civilians were sheltering

20 March 2022, 11:46 AM

The Russian air force has bombed Mariupol’s Art School No. 12, which was serving as a shelter for 400 Mariupol residents, Mariupol City Council said on March 19.

The bombs destroyed the building entirely, leaving people trapped beneath rubble.

Numbers of possible casualties are currently unavailable. According to the council, the school mostly had women, children, and the elderly sheltering inside.

“Russian fascist forces are carrying out their genocide of the Ukrainian people and Mariupol’s civilian population,” the city council’s message reads.

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“Every war criminal will be held accountable for their crimes against humanity, against the people of Mariupol.”

On March 20, Ukrainian Interior Ministry advisor Vadym Denisenko said that Russia has committed all of its military might to annihilating Mariupol.

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