Pregnant woman dies after airstrike on Mariupol maternity ward

14 March 2022, 12:18 PM

A pregnant women has died after being injured in an airstrike on a maternity ward in the port city of Mariupol, Voice of America journalist Asya Dolina wrote on Facebook on March 13.

"The first pregnant girl from the video/photo reports from the bombing site of Children's Hospital No. 3 in Mariupol (maternity ward), the one who was carried out on a stretcher, did not survive. And her unborn child did not survive," Dolina wrote.

The journalist noted that this information was confirmed to her by photographer Evgeniy Maloletka, who took a photo of women for the Associated Press news agency.

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Mariupol has been completely blocked and under continuous shelling by Russian troops for more than 10 days. Russian invaders have already destroyed a children's hospital, a maternity ward, and a technical university.

The occupiers also refuse to organize a humanitarian corridor for the delivery of foodstuffs and the evacuation of the civilian population.

Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov called the situation in Mariupol "an act of genocide."

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