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Ukraine MP decries ‘atrocious’ theatre attack

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Some more reaction now to reports that Russian forces have bombed a theatre in the besieged city of Mariupol, which authorities claim was housing over 1,000 civilians.

Speaking to the BBC, Ukrainian MP Vadym Halaichuk said the building was being used as a shelter by residents who had lost homes in the fighting.

“The place has a special shelter in the basement that was specifically designed to provide shelter during bombings,” he said.

Halaichuk accused Russian forces of knowing this.

He said that information was “provided to the commanding officers of the occupying troops. So they perfectly knew that a lot of people had come there for refuge”.

“We are very hopeful that most people survive since this it is a special bomb shelter that should provide for protection under such circumstances,” he added.

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