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Children Buried Under Rubble After Russian Air-Strike on Hospital: Zelenskyy

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A children’s hospital in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol has been destroyed by Russian air strikes, the city council said. The council described the damage to the hospital as “colossal”, adding that it did not know yet about casualty figures from the attack.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) said it is freezing all relations with Russian entities, and will not allow anyone on the sanctions list to take part in its annual high-powered meeting held in Davos, Switzerland.

Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear plant had said earlier that it had "completely halted" due to the Russian offensive.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that the international community would be responsible for a mass “humanitarian catastrophe” if it does not agree to a no-fly zone and warned that the country is at maximum threat level.

Snapshot
  • The United States said that Russia was escalating shelling due to the lack of progress of ground troops

  • Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy vowed to stay in the capital until the war was won

  • More than 20,11,312 Ukrainians have fled to Romania since the Russian invasion

  • The third round of talks between Russia and Ukraine, which took place on 7 March, bore no fruit

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10:41 PM , 09 Mar

UK PM Calls Russian Air-Strike on Mariupol Children's Hospital a 'Depraved' Act

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has described the attack by Russia on a children’s and maternity hospital in Mariupol as “depraved”.

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10:35 PM , 09 Mar

17 Wounded After Russian Airstrike on Mariupol Children’s Hospital: Donetsk Governor

Around 17 people have been wounded after a Russian airstrike reportedly hit a children’s hospital and maternity ward in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol on Wednesday, the governor of Ukraine’s Donetsk region said, as per a report by The Guardian.

Some of those injured included women in labour, regional governor Pavlo Kyrylenko said.

He accused Russia of carrying out the strike during an agreed ceasefire period that was meant to allow the evacuation of civilians from the war-torn city.

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10:30 PM , 09 Mar

At Least 516 Civilians Have Been Killed Since the Russian Invasion: UN

The Office of the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights said it had verified 1,424 civilian casualties - 516 killed and 908 injured since the Ukraine conflict began two weeks ago.

However, they said the real casualty figures were much higher "especially in government-controlled territory and especially in recent days, as the receipt of information from some locations where intense hostilities have been going on has been delayed and many reports are still pending corroboration."

10:10 PM , 09 Mar

Russia, Germany Discuss Diplomatic Solutions to the Conflict

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Wednesday discussed diplomatic ways to settle the Ukraine conflict and the implementation of humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilians, the Kremlin said.

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Published: 09 Mar 2022, 8:37 AM IST
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