At least two teachers have been killed and three other people injured in a Russian kamikaze drone attack on a school in the city of Romny, Sumy Oblast, on Aug. 23, Ukrainian Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko has said in a post on his Telegram channel.
Search and rescue operations are underway as rescuers work to retrieve the bodies of the deceased. There are concerns that two more staff members of the educational institution might be trapped beneath the rubble, Klymenko said.
Russian forces have recently exhibited a disturbing pattern of shelling border communities within Sumy Oblast and launched drone attacks on towns across the region. Over the past 24 hours alone, the authorities have logged six separate shelling incidents, accompanied by 26 explosions.
Overnight, Russia launched 20 Iranian-made Shahed kamikaze drones at targets across Ukraine, with 11 being shot down by Ukraine’s air defenses.
However, a number of the drones managed to find their targets in Odesa Oblast, striking grain storage facilities.
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