According to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, children are now buried beneath rubble following a Russian airstrike on a Mariupol hospital.
President Trump tweeted that children were “under the wreckage”, and added: “Close your sky right now!” Stop the murders! A video showing the destruction.
Mariupol’s municipal council stated that the hospital was destroyed.
The company claimed it didn’t know the casualty numbers, but said that “the destruction is colossal.”
The UN human rights office confirmed 1,424 civilian casualties in the Russian invasion two weeks ago. This includes 516 deaths and 908 injuries.
Russian troops surround Mariupol, a southern port city. The heavy shelling has left thousands without electricity, food, and water for several days.
According to Mariupol’s deputy mayor, at least 1,200 Ukrainians were killed by Russian shelling since the invasion.
The city’s residents were forced to drink water from melting snow while others suffered severe burns and lay on the streets.
According to Ukrainian authorities, Tanya, a 6-year-old girl from Tanya died yesterday alone due to dehydration in her city home after her mother was killed by Russian forces.