Alyona Mazurenko – Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 19:39
Seventeen people, including women in labour and hospital staff, were injured as a result of an airstrike on Mariupol Maternity Hospital №2.
Source: Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of Donetsk Region Military Administration, on Ukrainian TV.
Quote: "It was confirmed that 17 people, including women in labour and hospital staff, were injured. There are zero confirmed cases that children were injured. As for deaths, the number is zero so far".
Details: According to Kyrylenko, it is difficult to confirm and record information about deaths among civilians. As of 9 March, he was informed of 1,207 civilian deaths.
Around 16:30 on 9 March, Russian aircraft dropped several powerful bombs over the maternity hospital and children's hospital in the city centre of Mariupol.
Mariupol is under constant aircraft and artillery shelling by Russian forces. For more than a week, aggressors have been keeping the city encircled and disrupting the evacuation of civilians via 'humanitarian corridors'.
Representatives of Ukraine made a formal claim to the International Сourt of Justice on account of the war crimes committed by Russian forces against civilians, particularly the destruction of hospitals, schools, kindergartens and more.
On 8 March, aggressors offered Mariupol residents to be evacuated at gunpoint to Rostov-on-Don in Russian Federation.