The Anonymous Widower

Ukraine Maternity Hospital ‘Destroyed’ By Russian Shelling

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the BBC.

These are the first two paragraphs.

Russian forces surrounding the southern port city of Mariupol have destroyed a maternity hospital, Ukraine says.

President Volodymyr Zelensky said children were under the wreckage, and called on Western leaders to impose a no-fly zone.

This Wikipedia entry is entitled Russian–Syrian Hospital Bombing Campaign.

The campaign may have been started by the Syrians, but the Russians joined in later in 2015-2018, as this paragraph from Wikipedia describes.

After Russia began military operations in Syria, aerial bombardment intensified. In 2015, there were more than 300 attacks on medical facilities by Syrian and Russian forces. From May to December 2016, medical facilities were attacked about 200 times by Russian and Syrian forces.

It does look to me, that the Russians consider bombing hospitals to be a legitimate tactic. It is not, as it is a war crime.

March 9, 2022 - Posted by | World | , , , , , ,

5 Comments »

  1. I saw this on the BBC as well. It is horrific. And as you say, it is a war crime. I don’t know much about international law; why can’t someone go in and arrest Putin and his co-war-criminals?

    It will never happen but the Russians would be better off with Zelensky as their president instead of Putin!

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | March 9, 2022 | Reply

  2. It’s in his genes!

    Comment by AnonW | March 9, 2022 | Reply

  3. I have been contributing to the White Helmets, the Syrian civil defence group since 2015. Despite the disinformation from the Russians, the Syrian Government as well as many factions in Syria they continue with their aim to assist the civilian population.
    They have learnt more than anyone about Russian barbarian tactics and are now offering their experience to the Ukrainians.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/03/08/syria-white-helmets-want-to-help-ukraine-against-russian-military

    Comment by fammorris | March 9, 2022 | Reply

    • The more I read about the Russians under Putin, the more certain I get that his father was a member of the NKVD, who carried out the infamous Katyn massacre.

      Comment by AnonW | March 9, 2022 | Reply

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