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A newborn baby dies in a hospital as a Russian bombing campaign intensifies and strikes Ukrainian cities.

UKRAINE: KYIV Less than 24 hours after officials reported that a newborn became one of the youngest victims of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war, rockets began raining down on Kyiv and several other Ukrainian cities amid intensified attacks.

A newborn baby dies in a hospital as a Russian bombing campaign intensifies and strikes Ukrainian cities.
A newborn baby dies in a hospital as a Russian bombing campaign intensifies and strikes Ukrainian cities.

After Wednesday’s bombardment, smoke plumes rose over Kyiv, the nation’s capital, which had been largely spared from the violence that had wracked other regions of the country for the majority of the war.

Andriy Nebytov, the head of the regional police in the capital city of Kyiv, posted on Telegram that a high-rise building had been struck and had caught fire. He also added that officers were working to clear the debris.

The city’s military administration announced three fatalities and six injuries in a separate message to its Telegram channel.

Lyiv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi claimed that the western city lacked electricity in other places. Serhiy Borzov, the regional governor for Vinnytsia, reported that “important infrastructure facilities” had been impacted. Both shared the information through their Telegram accounts.

According to Ukrainian officials, the infant was killed late on Tuesday as Russian shells pounded a maternity ward in the country’s south.

A playground lies burned out after missiles hit Vyshgorod outside Kyiv on Wednesday.
A playground lies burned out after missiles hit Vyshgorod outside Kyiv on Wednesday.

The mother of the infant and the attending physician had been saved, according to the Ukrainian State Emergency Service.

Oleksandr Starukh, the regional governor of the Zaporizhzhia region, wrote on his Telegram channel, “Grief fills our hearts – a newborn who has just emerged in the world has been slaughtered.”

He continued by saying that “big missiles” had struck the “little maternity ward.”

In a subsequent message on its Telegram channel, the emergency service declared that the two-story building “was destroyed.”

The post stated that there was one woman giving birth at the time, along with a doctor and a newborn baby.

Since Russia began its invasion on February 24, according to statistics from Ukraine’s prosecutor general office, 438 children have died and another 841 have been injured. However, the actual figure is probably higher.

In recent months, Russian forces have suffered a string of humiliating defeats, and as part of a potent counteroffensive, Ukraine has recaptured substantial portions of territory in the south and the east.

Kherson, a crucial city in the south and the only regional capital Moscow had taken since the war started, had to be abandoned last week.

Police cover the body of a person killed in Kyiv after missile attacks.
Police cover the body of a person killed in Kyiv after missile attacks.

Russia has increasingly turned to aerial assaults in recent weeks against energy infrastructure and other civilian targets in areas of Ukraine it doesn’t hold as its forces on the ground have been pushed back.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the president of Ukraine, promised that special “invincibility centers” would be established throughout his nation to provide electricity, heat, water, internet, mobile phone connections, and a pharmacy, free of charge and round-the-clock. This was in response to the growing number of attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure.

In his nightly video message on Tuesday, he stated: “If major Russian strikes occur again and there is an awareness that the energy supply cannot be restored within hours, the operation of the ‘Points of Invincibility’ will be initiated.

“There are all the essential amenities: heat, electricity, mobile phone, the Internet, water, and a first aid package. Absolutely free, all the time,” he continued.

Zelenskyy’s declaration comes after the country had its first winter snowfall across a large portion of the country last week amid Russian strikes that severely damaged Ukraine’s electrical infrastructure.

Authorities issue a warning about potential power outages that might affect millions of people nine months after the invasion that killed tens of thousands, dislocated millions more, and severely damaged the world economy.

According to the World Health Organization, Ukraine’s average winter temperature is around 27 degrees Fahrenheit, and in some areas of the nation, it is anticipated to drop as low as 4 degrees Fahrenheit in the upcoming months.

Dr. Hans Henri Kluge, the regional director for Europe for the United Nations agency for health, stated on Tuesday that “this winter will be life-threatening for millions of people in Ukraine.”

According to Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal earlier this week, Ukraine imports over 8,500 power generator sets every day.

In the east, where Russia is pursuing an attack along a stretch of the front line west of the city of Donetsk, which has been held by its proxies since 2014, clashes raged as the strikes were being launched on Wednesday.

Over the past 24 hours, the Donetsk region has been the target of vicious assaults and continuous shelling, according to Zelenskyy.

Scorched cars lie in the road after missiles struck Kyiv
Scorched cars lie in the road after missiles struck Kyiv

Russian air defenses were activated in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014, and two drone attacks were thwarted on Tuesday, including one that targeted a power plant close to Sevastopol, according to the Russian-installed governor, Mikhail Razvozhaev, in a Telegram post.

The Black Sea fleet of Russia is based in Sevastopol.

source: summarybio.com