01 December 2022,   18:07
Russia’s bombing of maternity and children’s hospital an atrocity - Zelensky

Ukrainian President said Russia’s bombing of a maternity hospital was evidence that Russia is carrying out genocide against Ukrainians, and called it a turning point.

Volodymyr Zelensky admonished Western leaders for cowardice and raged at Russia for its assault on his country’s civilians.

“Direct strike of Russian troops at the maternity hospital. People, children are under the wreckage. Atrocity! How much longer will the world be an accomplice ignoring terror? Dropping a bomb on a maternity hospital - it’s the final proof that what is happening is genocide of Ukrainians”, - he said.

An apparent Russian air strike destroyed the hospital in Mariupol, wounding at least 17 people.

Zelensky said kids were trapped under the wreckage and responders were still digging through the rubble. Images from the scene showed bloody, pregnant women being carried over the ruins on makeshift stretchers.