Russia fired cruise missiles; School shelter hits 400, claims Ukraine – Times of India

firing rockets and bomb By land, air and sea, Russian forces continue to bomb the besieged coastal city Mariupol on Sunday. with Russian advance UkraineMajor cities in the U.S. came to a standstill and satellite imagery showed troops digging into defensive positions around Kyiv, with no signs of easing into fierce fighting in the coastal city.
According to local officials, a bombing at a theater where an estimated 1,300 people were seeking asylum on Thursday was followed by a strike on a play on Sunday. School Where 400 people were hiding. Local officials said the school building was destroyed and people could live under the rubble. There was no immediate word on casualties.
On Wednesday, the Russian military also bombed a theater in Mariupol, where civilians were taking refuge. City officials said 130 people had been rescued, but many more could remain under the rubble. A Russian air raid hit a maternity hospital in Mariupol earlier in the war.
director Volodymyr Zelensky He said an incredible siege by Russian troops would go down in history, which he said were war crimes. “What the occupiers did to do this for a peaceful city is a terror that will be remembered for centuries to come,” Zelensky said in a video address to the nation.
The city is largely cut off from the outside world and, as in other towns and villages on Ukraine’s eastern and southern fronts, the extent of the toll on citizens is difficult to estimate. Ukrainian authorities said on Sunday that 56 people were killed in an attack on a home for the elderly in the town of Kreminna in the Luhansk region on March 11. “They adjusted the tank, placed it in front of the house and began firing,” Serhi Haidai, the head of the Luhansk regional state administration, said on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Russia said on Sunday that it has used advanced long-range missiles to target three military facilities in different parts of Ukraine. There was no immediate comment from Ukrainian officials, and the claims could not immediately be independently verified. statement from RussiaThe Defense Ministry comes as its ground progress has largely stalled.
While Russian forces have faced fierce resistance in and around major cities such as Mariupol, Mykolaiv and the capital Kyiv, there is little the Ukrainian military can do to stop cruise and other missile attacks launched from hundreds of miles away.
Russia said on Sunday that its missiles had struck a Ukrainian military training center in the northern city of Ovruch and a large fuel depot near the city of Mykolaiv, a strategic Russian target en route to the port city of Odessa, which hosts the headquarters. does. Ukrainian Navy. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said in a statement on Sunday that Russia used the Kinjal hypersonic missile to strike a fuel depot. It is the same type of missile that Russia claimed was the first to strike an ammunition depot in western Ukraine on Saturday.
While the Ukrainian government confirmed that the facility had been hit, it was unclear whether hypersonic weapons had been used. Cruise missiles fired from the Black Sea on Sunday also destroyed the workshops of a military factory in the northern city of Nizhin, General Konashenkov said. Nito