The city council of Mariupol, Ukraine, said in an online post on Wednesday that Russian air strikes had destroyed a children’s hospital.
“Several bombs have been dropped on the children’s hospital by Russian occupying forces. The devastation is massive “It added that it did not yet have casualty figures.
On Wednesday (March 9), Ukraine accused Russia of hitting a children’s hospital in the besieged port of Mariupol during a ceasefire meant to allow civilians trapped in the city to flee. The debris of a three-story building with holes instead of windows and broken facades was seen in video footage captured by Ukraine troops of what appeared to be a heavily damaged building of a children’s and maternity hospital. Outside, piles of wreckage and burned-out cars could be seen smoking, while wounded people were carried away. This video could not be independently verified by Shauntv