Two more hospitals hit by Russian airstrikes in Ukrainian city of Zhytomyr

Two more hospitals have been damaged in Russian airstrikes on the Ukrainian city of Zhytomyr, its mayor has said.
Mayor Serhii Sukhomlyn said one of them was a children’s hospital and no one was wounded.

It comes after a maternity hospital in Mariupol was hit by a Russian airstrike on Wednesday, which wounded at least 17 people, according to Ukrainian officials.
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called it a war crime and condemned Russian “atrocities” in Mariupol.

“An aerial bomb on a maternity hospital is the conclusive evidence that what is happening is a genocide of Ukrainians,” he said.

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The complex was hit by a series of blasts that destroyed windows and much of the front of one building.
Victims that were evacuated included a heavily pregnant, bleeding woman on a stretcher.

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Zelenskyy urges tougher sanctions
Mr Zelenskyy said children were among those trapped under the rubble.
“Europeans,” he said. “You won’t be able to say that you didn’t see what happened to Ukrainians in Mariuopol. You saw. You know.
“Consequently, you must strengthen sanctions against Russia so that it never has the chance to continue this genocide.
“You need to pressure Russia so that it sits at the negotiating table and ends this barbarous war.”
Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemned the “horrifying hospital strike” and committed to impose “maximum economic cost” on Russia.

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He said it was “yet further proof that Putin was acting with careless disregard for international humanitarian law”.
“There are few things more depraved than targeting the vulnerable and defenseless,” he said.
‘Unconscionable attacks’
In a speech in the US today, UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is expected to say that aggression like Russian President Vladimir Putin’s must “never again” be allowed to “grow unchecked”.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken condemned Russia’s “unconscionable attacks” as the US pressed on with tougher sanctions.
The US ban on Russian oil and gas imports was approved by the House of Representatives, along with $13.6bn (£10.3bn) in aid for Ukraine.
Peace talks between Ukraine and Russia are set to continue after Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba arrived in Turkey to meet with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
Mr Kuleba said he had “low” expectations, while Russian negotiator Leonid Slutsky said his side “will not concede a single negotiating point”, according to RIA news agency.

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