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Russia Damaged 400 Ukrainian Hospitals

Ukraine Accused Russia of Bombing Maternity Hospital
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Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that Russia has destroyed about 400 hospitals and other medical facilities since it invaded Ukraine. As a result, he said there was no medicine left for doctors to treat or operate on cancer or other diseases. He made the remarks in a video message addressed to a charity on May 5, 2022.┬áThe article contains Russia Damaged 400 Ukrainian Hospitals.

Zelensky said that the Russian military has destroyed or damaged about 400 medical facilities, including hospitals, maternity wards, clinics, etc. The medical situation in the Russian-occupied territories is even direr. Mr. Zelensky commented that even essential antibiotics were not available on the main battlefields in eastern and southern Ukraine. “There is no cure for cancer,” he said. Moreover, insulin is becoming more and more difficult for people with diabetes to get. Surgery has become impossible.

On March 9, 2022, Russian forces destroyed a maternity hospital in the besieged port city of Mariupol, which was widely condemned around the world. Russia, however, alleges that pictures of the hospital were destroyed and that Ukrainian armed groups used the area.

The Kremlin claims that Russian forces have only attacked Ukraine’s military and strategic areas; Ordinary citizens were not their target. On the other hand, Ukraine has published daily reports on the number of civilian casualties in Russia’s bombings and shootings. The neighboring country has also accused Russia of war crimes. However, Russia has always denied the allegations.

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