Four people died as a result of a Russian airstrike on a building in Lysichansk where civilians were hiding – State Emergency Service of Ukraine

As a result of the Russian air strike on Lisichansk, four people were killed. This was reported by the State Service of Ukraine for Emergency Situations (GSChS) in Telegram.

According to rescuers, the Russian army fired on the building where people were hiding.

“Rashists got into a building in Lisichansk, where people were hiding. Arriving at the scene, rescuers removed four dead citizens while clearing the rubble. Muscovites also fired at the dispensary, resulting in the destruction of the building. There are probably people under the rubble. Search and rescue operations continue, personnel of the fire and rescue unit of the State Emergency Service of the region are working at the scene.

Prior to this, information about the strike was confirmed by the head of the Lugansk regional military administration, Sergei Gaidai, in his Telegram channel. According to him, it was known about at least three dead and seven wounded.

Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that Russia launched an airstrike on a maternity hospital in Mariupol on March 9. The strike killed three civilians, including a small child. Another 17 people, including women in labor, children and hospital staff, were injured. Four hours before the shelling of the maternity hospital, during a briefing, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the nationalists had vacated the maternity hospital in Mariupol to make it their military base. According to her, the national battalions deliberately expelled all the personnel, including women and children, from the maternity hospital in order to completely convert it into firing positions. Yevgeniy Maloletka, the author of photographs of a maternity hospital bombed by the Russian army in Mariupol, told The Insider that, contrary to the statements of the Russian Foreign Ministry, there were ordinary patients in the hospital, and not a battalion of militants.

On March 16, Russian aircraft attacked the Donetsk Academic Regional Drama Theater in Mariupol. Associated Press journalists who interviewed eyewitnesses concluded that about 600 people died as a result of the strike. In order to estimate the number of victims, the news agency also used two plans of the theater premises, photographs and videos that were taken both before and after the airstrike, and the conclusions of experts. Before that, the authorities of Mariupol came to the conclusion that 300 people were killed during the bombing of the theater: this figure was given by two surviving witnesses. Due to the inability to find the remains of those who died after a powerful explosion, a police officer and a Red Cross employee concluded that there were fewer than 500 victims. AP suggests that Russian military troops who occupied the territory of Mariupol could have removed some of the human remains from the airstrike site.

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