August 19, 2022

Awful

At least three people, including one child, are thought to have been killed in the Russian bombing of a hospital in Mariupol on Wednesday, March 9.

The airstrike, which Mariupol City Council says “completely destroyed” the building in the southern port city, took place while women were giving birth in the children’s and maternity hospital.

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Among the 17 injured in the attack, two adults and a six-year-old girl are said to have died, according to a statement from the council via Telegram.

Since the news of the horrific attack on innocent civilians broke, world leaders have issued statements condemning Russia and Vladimir Putin’s inhumane actions. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson had this to say:

Ukraine’s President Vlodoymyr Zelensky posted raw footage showing the aftermath of the barrage, pleading with global powers to do more, close the airspace and “stop the killings”.

Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden issued an address to the American people and the global stage, warning that if the world does not respond to “Putin’s assault on global peace and stability today” the consequences will be “even greater tomorrow”.

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As he went on to summarise, the Mariupol hospital bombing is just one of a number of heinous and barbaric attacks on the Ukrainian people, with more than 360 civilians said to have been killed during the conflict.

 

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