Ukraine accuses Russians of shelling cancer hospital south of Kyiv: LIVE UPDATES

Ukrainian woman who survived hospital bombing gives birth to baby girl

Newborn Veronika curled against her mother’s side on Friday, as if to hide from the horror around them — the war that tore apart the Mariupol maternity hospital where she was meant to greet the world.

On the eve of giving birth, her mother, Mariana Vishegirskaya, had to flee the hospital when a Russian airstrike hit.

Her brow and cheek bloodied, she clutched her belongings in a plastic bag as she navigated down the hospital’s debris-strewn stairs in her polka dot pajamas on Wednesday.

Images of the desperate mothers and medical workers from the Children’s and Women’s Health hospital shocked the world, as the bombing took Russia’s war against Ukraine to a sickening new level.

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Russians shelled Mariupol mosque where dozens were hiding: Ukraine Foreign Ministry

Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday accused Russian troops of shelling a mosque in Mariupol where it said more than 80 adults and children where sheltering from attacks.

No accidents were immediately reported.

Nearly 1.6 million refugees have fled Ukraine to Poland: Polish border agency

Nearly 1.6 million people Ukrainians have fled to Poland since the war started a Polish border agency said Saturday, according to BBC News.

A total of 2.5 million refugees have left the country, most heading to Poland, along with Hungary, Romania, Moldova and other nearby countries.

Ukraine accuses Russian troops of kidnapping mayor of Melitopol

Ukraine has accused Russian troops of kidnapping the mayor of Melitopol in southeastern Ukraine.

“The abduction of the mayor of Melitopol is classified as a war crime under the Geneva Conventions and the Additional Protocol banning the capture of civilian hostages during the war,” Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement posted to Facebook. “We urge the international community to immediately react to the abduction of Ivan Fedorov and other civilians in Ukraine, to strengthen pressure on Russia to force it to end the barbaric war against the Ukrainian people.”

Ukraine’s parliament said on Twitter that Fedorov was abducted by 10 troops and had a bag put over his head at one point.

First Ukrainian refugees arrive in Guatemala

The first Ukrainian refugees relocating to Guatemala arrived in the Central American country on Friday.

“I don’t know what the future holds for us, but I hope the war ends soon,” one of the refugees said in a video shown by Guatemala, according to Reuters. “It’s hard to say how much my heart hurts for my mother and father in Ukraine, who can’t leave.

“At least 2.5 million refugees have fled Ukraine since the war started, most heading to neighboring Poland and other nearby countries like Moldova, Hungary and Romania.

Mariupol residents remain without water, food

Heavy shelling continued in Dnipro and Mykolaiv Friday and in besieged Mariupol, unceasing barrages into the city have thwarted repeated attempts to bring in food and water and evacuate trapped civilians.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Biden: Direct confrontation between Russia and NATO would mean World War III

Russian troops shelled cancer hospital south of Kyiv, Ukrainian officials say

Russian troops shelled a cancer hospital in the southern city of Mykolaiv, Ukraine, with heavy artillery while hundreds of patients were inside, Ukrainian officials said.

No one was killed in the attack that left the building damaged, head doctor Maksim Beznosenko said.

Mykolaiv is just under 300 miles south of Kyiv. The Russians bombed a maternity hospital in the besieged city of Mariupol this week, leaving at least three people, including one child dead.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Ukrainians struggling with health conditions face difficulties while fleeing country

Fox News correspondent Mike Tobin discusses how the war in Ukraine is impacting those with existing health conditions and Lviv train station serving as a hub for refugees on ‘Special Report.’

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