Ukrainian official says school destroyed by Russian incendiary bomb

The photos are meant to show a school in eastern Ukraine that was hit by a Russian incendiary bomb, with a Ukrainian official saying 200 schools have been destroyed by invading forces so far.

The images were obtained from the Ukrainian head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration, Pavlo Kirilenko, who said they show the burning of school number 6 in Avdeevka after being hit by Russian armament overnight from Monday to Tuesday.

Avdiivka is a city in the Donetsk Oblast Region of eastern Ukraine.

Kirilenko added (in English): “Last night, the invaders fired at him with RSZO ‘Grad’ shells with a magnesium charge.”

Ukraine says that on June 21, 2022, a school in Avdivka was shelled by Russian forces.
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Magnesium charges are commonly used in incendiary bombs and missiles. Incendiary weapons are expressly prohibited by international treaties only if used against civilian populations.

Kirilenko also said: “This is the third school destroyed by the Russians in Avdeevka. Overall, the living [have] destroyed about two hundred schools in [the] Donetsk region.

“And not to mention their hellish, fiery propaganda about ‘release’ and ‘dinazification,’ the truth is that Russian Orcs have come to destroy and kill our land. First and foremost civilians.”

The Ukrainian military regularly refers to Russian soldiers as “orcs”, a combination of the words “Russians”, “Russians” and “racists”.

Zenger News contacted Russian and Ukrainian officials for comment, but had not received a response at the time of writing.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin is calling a “special military operation”. Tuesday is the 118th day of the attack.

Avdiivka School Shelled By The Russian Army
Ukraine says that on June 21, 2022, a school in Avdivka was shelled by Russian forces.
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The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that between February 24 and June 21, Russia had approximately 34,100 personnel, 1,496 tanks, 3,606 armored fighting vehicles, 752 artillery units, 239 multiple launch rocket systems, 98 air defense systems, 216 warplanes. had lost it. , 181 helicopters, 611 drones, 137 cruise missiles, 14 warships, 2,537 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, and 59 units of specialized equipment.

Russia has conducted an anti-ship missile exercise in the Baltic Sea amid rising tensions with NATO member Lithuania after Russia blocked the transit of goods to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad.

Ukraine’s military has said they are successfully thwarting new Russian attempts to advance into the Kharkiv region of northeastern Ukraine.

Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Reunification of Temporarily Occupied Territories, Irina Vereshchuk, has urged the local people of the Kherson region to evacuate the area so that Ukrainian forces can “capture” the region.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited Ukraine’s southern border as Ukrainian forces launched a counterattack in the region to push back Russian troops.

The new head of the British Army, General Sir Patrick Sanders, has told the British Army that they need to be prepared to face Russia on the battlefield, adding that the British Army should now be able to defeat Russia.

In addition, Zelensky said a “historic week” has begun as Kyiv awaits a decision from Brussels about its EU candidate status, and Zelensky, speaking to the African Union on Monday, said Russia But accused of holding Africa “hostage” over a lack of grain and fertilizer.

On 8 June, the European Parliament adopted a resolution recommending that the EU grant Ukraine candidate country status for EU membership. In the vote, 438 members of the European Parliament voted in favor of the proposal, with 65 opposing and 94 abstaining.

Freelance Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov has auctioned his Nobel Peace Prize medal for $103.5 million, with all proceeds going to help Ukrainian refugees.

60-year-old Muratov is the editor-in-chief of the Russian independent newspaper nova gazzettaWhich he co-founded in 1993. The newspaper regularly touted a number of threats and covered topics that made the Kremlin uncomfortable.

nova gazzetta has reported on Russian government corruption, human rights violations, and police violence, as well as publishing articles criticizing Putin.

Muratov has been a vocal supporter of press freedom and argued that it needed to remain independent of government influence.

This story was provided to Greeley Tribune zenger news,

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