Newborn baby killed after ‘Russian missile’ hits Ukrainian maternity ward

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A newborn baby has been killed after a Russian missile strike hit a maternity ward in Ukraine, officials said.

Regional governor Oleksandr Starukh said the rockets hit Vilnianska Hospital in the southern Zaporizhzhia region at night.

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Officials said a newborn baby was killed in the strike
Regional Governor Oleksandr Starukh said missiles hit Vilnianska Hospital

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Regional Governor Oleksandr Starukh said missiles hit Vilnianska Hospital

Rescuers said there was “a woman in labor with a newborn baby and a doctor” in the two-story building.

“A baby born in 2022 died as a result of the attack,” rescuers said.

“The woman and doctor were rescued from the rubble.”

President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia of bringing “terror and murder” to Ukraine after the horror attack.

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“The enemy has again decided to try to achieve through terror and murder what it has not been able to achieve for nine months and will not be able to achieve,” Zelensky said.

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“Instead, it will only be held accountable for all the harm it has done to our country.”

Emergency services shared video of rescuers desperately trying to free a man trapped waist-deep in the rubble of what appears to be the destroyed maternity ward.

According to initial reports, no one else was trapped under the rubble.

It comes as Britain’s Ministry of Defense has announced it will send helicopters to Ukraine for the first time since the start of the war.

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Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said it is the first time a piloted aircraft has been sent to the war-torn country since Russia’s invasion.

Three former Sea King helicopters will be delivered, the first of which has already arrived in Ukraine, according to the UKTN.

Wallace, who made the announcement from Oslo, where he is meeting with allies to discuss ongoing military support for Kiev, said the UK will also send an additional 10,000 artillery rounds.

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It comes after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak used a visit to the Ukrainian capital to draft a new £50 million package of defense aid, including 125 anti-aircraft guns and equipment to counter Iran-supplied drones.

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