Newborn Killed In Russian Strike On Ukraine’s Maternity Ward, Mother Lives

A mother was rescued Wednesday from the rubble of a hospital in southern Ukraine after a Russian strike destroyed the facility, killing her newborn baby, Ukrainian, CNN reported citing officials.

According to Ukraine’s State Emergency Services, the woman had just given birth to the child at the maternity ward in the city of Vilnyansk, in the Zaporizhzhia region. A doctor was also rescued they said. According to preliminary information, no one else is under the rubble, they added, CNN reported. 

Earlier, the head of the Zaporizhzhia regional military administration said on Telegram that Russian forces had “launched huge rockets at a small maternity ward at the Vilnyansk hospital.”

Vilnyansk is a Ukrainian-controlled city. Parts of the wider Zaporizhzhia region are occupied by Russia, which claims it as Russian territory in violation of international law.

(With CNN Inputs)