On Wednesday, Russian forces bombed a maternity and children hospital in Mariupol, injuring at least 17 patients and staffers. The attack came despite a brokered 12 hour pause to allow refugees to evacuate the city.
The international community has condemned the attack, with the United Nations saying that healthcare facilities and health care workers should not "ever, ever be a target." The Mariupol city council has reported, "The destruction is enormous. The building of the medical facility where the children were treated recently is completely destroyed."
Video taken after the bombing, show staffers and patients, including childern and a women in labor, emerging from smoldering ruins."The incident adds to our deep concerns about indiscriminate use of weapons in populated areas and civilians trapped in active hostilities in numerous areas,"" said U.N. Human Rights Body spokesperson Liz Throssell.