Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has responded to news that a children’s hospital in Mariupol has been “entirely destroyed” by Russian forces who dropped “several huge bombs.”
President Zelenksy said children are trapped underneath the wreckage, and shared a harrowing video.
In a message to NATO and their allies he warned, “How much longer will the world be an accomplice ignoring terror?
“Close the sky right now!
“Stop the killings!
“You have power but you seem to be losing humanity.”
Mariupol. Direct strike of Russian troops at the maternity hospital. People, children are under the wreckage. Atrocity! How much longer will the world be an accomplice ignoring terror? Close the sky right now! Stop the killings! You have power but you seem to be losing humanity. pic.twitter.com/FoaNdbKH5k
— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) March 9, 2022
“The Russian occupying forces have dropped several bombs on the children’s hospital. The destruction is colossal,” authorities said.
Footage of the destroyed hospital was shared on Telegram by the Mariupol City Council, who warned, “Another terrible video of the horrific consequences of the terrorist attack on a children’s hospital in Mariupol.
“The Russian army is fascist.”
Another defiant post said, “We will never forget! We will never forgive.”
The Deputy Mayor of Mariupol said on Wednesday that 1,200 people have died in the city.
Alexander Rodnyanksy, an adviser to President Zelenskyy, told Sky News Ukraine needs more air support.
This will allow Ukraine to create their own no-fly zone and warned all of Ukraine believe the West is not doing enough to stop the bloodshed..
“What else needs to happen for the West to realise this is a conflict that they will be engaged in more directly anyway,” he said.
“You will have to confront this regime one way or another.”
Rodbyanksy added that the sooner the West realises this, the better and less costly it is going to be as countless lives are being lost in Ukraine and wonders “why the West is sitting back” letting this happen.