Russian rocket kills newborn in attack on small town

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VILNIANSK, Ukraine (AP) November 24– A Russian missile hit the maternity ward of a hospital in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, killing a newborn and seriously injuring a doctor. A nighttime blast littered a small-town hospital with crumbling bricks and medical supplies strewn across a small compound.

The deadly attack on the small town of Vilnyansk was his second in a week, and Natalya Usienko said he fears it won’t be his last.

“The attack began and the first of his S300 missiles hit the road. The second rocket hit the maternity wing of the general hospital where people were,” he said. “A woman gave birth to a child two days ago. She gave birth to a boy. Unfortunately, the rocket took the life of this child who lived only two days.”

Six days ago, a Russian missile hit an apartment building, killing 11 people.

“It’s very dangerous to be here,” said Usienko. “It’s 90 to be hit again

After dark, city officials worked diligently to reinforce walls that were in danger of collapsing, relying on generators for lighting and powering power tools. resident Natalia Pullman said angrily as she passed the destroyed hospital.

“I have no words, no emotions. I don’t know how normal people should feel. My condolences to the victims,” ​​she said.


Usienko said Kirilo, a small boy killed in the rocket attack, and his mother should have been released Wednesday. Bob Kitchen, deputy chairman of the International Emergency Relief Committee, lamented the attack.