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Strike on Ukrainian maternity hospital kills new child

KYIV, Ukraine — An in a single day rocket assault struck a hospital maternity ward in southern Ukraine, killing a new child child, Ukrainian authorities mentioned Wednesday. The child’s mom and a physician had been pulled alive from the rubble.

The area’s governor mentioned the rockets had been Russian.

The strike in Vilniansk, near the town of Zaporizhzhia, provides to the ugly toll suffered by hospitals and different medical amenities — and their sufferers and workers — within the Russian invasion coming into its tenth month this week.

They have been within the firing line from the outset, together with a March 9 airstrike that destroyed a maternity hospital within the now-occupied port metropolis of Mariupol.

“At night, Russian monsters launched huge rockets at the small maternity ward of the hospital in Vilniansk. Grief overwhelms our hearts — a baby was killed who had just seen the light of day. Rescuers are working at the site,” mentioned the regional governor, Oleksandr Starukh, writing on the Telegram messaging app.

Photos he posted present thick smoke rising above mounds of rubble, being combed by emergency staff towards the backdrop of a darkish night time sky.

The State Emergency Service initially mentioned a child was killed and {that a} new mom and a physician had been pulled from the rubble, and that they had been the one folks within the ward on the time. The service laid out in a follow-up publish on Telegram that the rescued lady was the new child’s mom.

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