Ukraine: three people, including a girl, killed at the Marioupol children's hospital
Steph Deschamps / March 10, 2022
Three people, including a child, were killed in the Russian bombing of a children's hospital in Mariupol (east) on Wednesday, the city hall of this port city announced on Thursday.
Three people died, including a girl, the municipality said on Telegram. The previous toll released the day before by the authorities reported 17 people injured.
A fourth person was killed in a raid Thursday morning, the municipality added in a separate statement.
Russian troops are deliberately and ruthlessly destroying the civilian population of Mariupol, accused the municipality, which had reported the day before that more than 1,200 local residents had been killed in nine days of the Russian siege of the city.
The attack on the hospital provoked outrage from Ukrainian and Western authorities.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who condemned a war crime, shared videos showing the destruction - after an air raid - of the facility, which housed a maternity and a pediatric hospital, in Mariupol, a strategic port on the Sea of Azov (southeast). One can see the interior of buildings blown up, debris, sheets of paper and pieces of glass littering the ground.
The attack came on the eve of talks scheduled for Thursday in Turkey between the Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers, their first face-to-face meeting since the start of the Russian offensive in Ukraine two weeks ago.