Shelling Blamed as Fire Destroys School in Lysychansk

A fire broke out at a school in Lysychansk, Ukraine, on Sunday, May 1, as a result of Russian shelling, Serhiy Haidai, the governor of Luhansk Oblast, said on Telegram.

The fire burned for several hours, he said, and completely destroyed the Lysychansk Multidisciplinary Gymnasium.

The school building was over a century old, Haidai said. “After the victory of Ukraine, we will make every effort to restore the gymnasium,” he said.

He said three civilians died on May 1 in the Luhansk region and three more were wounded. Credit: Luhansk Regional State Administration via Storyful

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