Russian rocket attack on Ukrainian maternity hospital kills newborn

Shailesh Khanduri
23 Nov 2022
Russian rocket attack on Ukrainian maternity hospital kills newborn

Rescuers work at the site of a maternity ward of a hospital destroyed by a Russian missile attack, as their attack on Ukraine continues (Reuters)

Kyiv: An overnight rocket attack struck a hospital maternity ward in southern Ukraine, killing a newborn baby, its mother and a doctor were pulled alive from the rubble, Ukrainian authorities said on Wednesday.

The region's governor said the rockets were Russian. The strike in the city of Vilniansk adds to the gruesome toll suffered by hospitals and other medical facilities and their patients and staff in the Russian invasion entering its tenth month this week.

They have been in the firing line from the outset, including a March 9 airstrike that destroyed a maternity hospital in the now-occupied port city of Mariupol. (AP)

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