After the Russian Attack on a Maternity Hospital: A Pregnant Woman and Her Baby Died


Another tragic news coming from Ukraine! A pregnant woman and her baby have died after Russia bombed the maternity hospital where she was meant to give birth.

The wounded woman was taken to another hospital closer to the frontline, where doctors laboured to keep her alive. Realising she was losing her baby, medics said, she cried out to them: “Kill me now.”

Timur Marin, a surgeon, said he found the woman’s pelvis crushed and hip detached. Medics delivered the baby via caesarean section but it showed no signs of life, Marin said. Then they focused on the mother.

“More than 30 minutes of resuscitation of the mother didn’t produce results,” Marin said. “Both died.”

In the chaos after the attack, medics did not have time to get the woman’s name before her husband and father came to take away her body. At least someone came to retrieve her, they said, so that she did not end up in one of the mass graves being dug for many of Mariupol’s dead.

Accused of war crimes, Russian officials claimed the maternity hospital had been taken over by Ukrainian extremists to use as a base, and that no patients or medics were left inside. Russia’s ambassador to the UN and the Russian embassy in London called the images “fake news”.

Source: Associated Press

Leave a reply