Ukraine eliminates Russian unit behind attack on maternity ward

28 November 2022, 10:03 PM
Russian strike on maternity hospital in Vilnyansk killed a baby (

Russian strike on maternity hospital in Vilnyansk killed a baby (

The Ukrainian military has “demolished” the Russian unit behind the deadly missile strike on a maternity ward in Vilniansk, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, regional governor Oleksandr Starukh said during a briefing on Nov. 28.

"A rocket artillery unit that shelled the maternity ward with S-300 missiles was reportedly demolished (by Ukrainian forces) hitting the enemy's positions along the frontline," Starukh said.

Staruch also reported about attacks on Russian positions near Melitopol and Tokmak, adding that guerrilla movement is particularly effective in Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

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“It would have been much harder for Ukrainian troops to attack without a guerrilla movement and the infromation it provides,” he said.

“But it works, and works well, so we can demolish the enemy. We need to build up enough forces and means to liberate Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Melitopol, Enerhodar, and Berdyansk – just as we liberated Kherson.”

On Nov. 22, Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov reported that a Russian S-300 missile launcher was used to carry out an attack on a maternity ward in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, killing a two-day-old newborn and injuring the mother.

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