You have to feel some pity for Mashable senior correspondent Christopher Miller, whose latest report from war-torn Donetsk was bumped down today’s webpage to make room for quarterback Tom Brady and his floppy balls.

And he’s not kidding when he says it’s a sad story coming out of Ukraine.

Very fortunately, no one seems to have been in a kindergarten classroom in the city of Debaltseve that was also shelled.

The attacks came a day after Russia is reported to have taken what’s left of Donetsk Airport.