Kyiv (Ukraine): Amid Russia’s ongoing military operations in Ukraine, Russian airstrike destroyed maternity, children’s hospital in Mariupol, local media reported.
Sharing a video of the hospital after the attack, NEXTA reported, “Children’s hospital building in #Mariupol after the ‘liberation’ operation by Putin’s occupants.”
Mariupol authorities said that as many as 17 people were injured as a result of an airstrike on the hospital. They added that a total of 1,207 people had died in the city since the beginning of the war.
President Volodymyr Zelensky also condemned the attack and said there are still adults and kids under the rubble.
“Mariupol. Direct strike of Russian troops at the maternity hospital. People, children are under the wreckage. Atrocity! How much longer will the world be an accomplice ignoring terror? Close the sky right now! Stop the killings! You have power but you seem to be losing humanity,” the Ukrainian President tweeted.
Russian forces launched military operations in Ukraine on February 24, three days after Moscow recognized Ukraine’s breakaway regions, Donetsk and Luhansk as independent republics followed by the announcement of a “special military operation” to “demilitarize” and “denazify” Ukraine.
first published:March 10, 2022, 12:08 a.m.