Russian forces bombed a school that had been converted into a shelter in an eastern Ukraine village Saturday, leaving up to 60 people dead or missing.
Rescuers were frantically digging through the rubble in Berestove Sunday, hoping to find survivors following the airstrikes, according to reports. The attack could prove to be one of the deadliest in the two-and-a-half-month invasion. Survivors told The Washington Post dozens of people were huddled in the basement of the Bilohorivka school when it was hit.
“There are only twelve of us left alive,” a patient told the newspaper from a hospital in the nearby town of Bakhmut.
Russia appears to be escalating its attacks ahead of May 9, known in Russia as Victory Day. Moscow’s focus is now on the eastern region