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Ukraine Reports 300 Dead in Airstrike on Mariupol Theater

The Mariupol drama theater following a Russian airstrike, in Mariupol Ukraine, on March 19.

The Mariupol drama theater following a Russian airstrike, in Mariupol Ukraine, on March 19.

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Kyiv, Ukraine (AP) -- About 300 people were killed in the Russian airstrike last week on a Mariupol theater that was being used as a shelter, Ukrainian authorities said Friday in what would make it the war's deadliest known attack on civilians yet.

The bloodshed at the theater fueled allegations Moscow is committing war crimes by killing civilians, whether deliberately or by indiscriminate fire.