| 5 March 2024, Tuesday |

Zelenskyy says children under wreckage as Russia strikes Mariupol hospital

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Wednesday that Russian air attacks had destroyed a children’s hospital in Mariupol, Ukraine, and that “children are under the ruins,” posting a video of the destroyed facility.

“Mariupol. Russian troops launched a direct attack on the maternity hospital. People, including children, are trapped beneath the rubble. Atrocity! How much longer will the world be complicit in terror by ignoring it? Now is the time to close the skies! Put an end to the murders! In a tweet, Zelenskyy stated, “You have power, but you appear to be losing your humanity.”

The Ukrainian president has repeatedly requested that the West implement a no-fly zone over his nation to protect civilians from Russian aerial attacks, but NATO regards this as a “escalatory” step.

“The Russian occupying forces have dropped multiple bombs on the children’s hospital,” Mariupol’s city council announced. The devastation is massive,” he said, adding that the number of people killed as a result of the disaster has yet to be ascertained.

“Russia continues to keep hostage over 400,000 people in Mariupol, blocking humanitarian help and evacuation,” Ukrainian Defense Minister Dmytro Kuleba warned. Shelling continues to be carried out indiscriminately. Almost 3,000 newborn newborns are in need of medical attention and sustenance. I implore the entire world to take action! “Force Russia to end its heinous war on civilians and children!”

In its assault on Ukraine, Russia denies targeting people.

  • alarabiya