War Crimes Watch: Targeting schools, Russia bombs the future – Associated Press May 17, 2022

I saw this recently on Associated Press – War Crimes Watch: Targeting schools, Russia bombs the future: https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-war-crimes-schools-d1e52368aced8b3359f4436ca7180811/. Longer article. There were recent updates to this article although you would need to read them elsewhere.

By JASON DEAREN, JULIET LINDERMAN and OLEKSANDR STASHEVSKYI May 17, 2022

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — As she lay buried under the rubble, her legs broken and eyes blinded by blood and thick clouds of dust, all Inna Levchenko could hear was screams. It was 12:15 p.m. on March 3, and moments earlier a blast had pulverized the school where she’d taught for 30 years.

Amid relentless bombing, she’d opened School 21 in Chernihiv as a shelter to frightened families. They painted the word “children” in big, bold letters on the windows, hoping that Russian forces would see it and spare them. The bombs fell anyway.

Though she didn’t know it yet, 70 children she’d ordered to shelter in the basement would survive the blast. But at least nine people, including one of her students — a 13-year-old boy — would not.

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