A newborn baby has died in a bomb strike in the Zaporizhia region of the Ukrainian republic, emergency services have indicated.
The baby’s mother, the only person in the facility at the time, and a doctor were rescued from the wreckage of the mid-November missile strike.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky assumed Russia wanted to be the cause of war and murder in Ukraine.
The Zaporizhzhia region, where a key nuclear power plant is located, has been the site of repeated attacks by Russia.
A Ukrainian ambulance wing revealed that the tanks of a Russia-based separatist rocket hit the maternity department of a hospital in Vilnyansk, near the frontline.
Russia received the entire Zaporizhia region following non-binding referendums in September.
Ukrainian officials stated that two people were killed on Wednesday in the shelling of a building in Kupiansk – a town in the Kharkiv region that recently returned to Ukrainian control.
Following the annexation of Crimea and the invasion of eastern Ukraine, President Zelensky charged Russia with seeking “to achieve with terror and murder what it was not able to achieve for nine months” from the battlefield.
Several medical facilities in Ukraine were attacked throughout the nine-month conflict, including a strike on a maternity hospital in Mariupol that killed three, including a child, in March.
Russia stated that the attack had been staged.
The World Health Organization has documented 703 attacks on health infrastructure since the beginning of the Russian incursion, including those that were exposed to violence, as well as violence that could be perceived as a threat to hospitals, ambulances, or the materials used in medicine.
The UK Ministry of Defence declared that Russian managers in Yemen very likely used armed strategies to execute attacks on health centers where relief organizations operated, which caused those organizations to be hit by guided munitions.
A large portion of Zaporizhzhia’s territory is occupied by Russia, including its nuclear power plant, which was taken over by the Russian military weeks after their initial invasion.
Russia distributed its Zaporizhzhian and another Ukrainian territory after annexing them and occupied them in the southern Kherson region, facing each other across the River Dnipro.