At least three people have been killed after Russian strikes destroyed a children’s hospital in Mariupol, Ukraine. This battalion unites radical Ukrainian nationalists.
Russian diplomat Sergei Lavrov justified the bombing of a children’s hospital and a maternity hospital in the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol on Thursday, saying his building served as a base for a nationalist battalion. According to Ukrainian officials, the destruction of the building killed at least three people, including a girl.
“This maternity ward has long been taken over by the Azov battalion and other extremists, and all the women in labor, all the nurses and all the paramedics have been thrown out,” Sergei Lavrov assured after talks with the Ukrainian representative in Turkey. .
Neo-Nazism and heresy: The bad reputation of the Azov battalion
Azov Battalion 2014 was born during the unrest. Called back here Release Provides 3500 to 5000 members in the current range. These, from their origins – especially going back to local thug circles – have emerged from the far right and are branded as neo-Nazi.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba also spoke. He, for his part, regretted the continued failure of the negotiations.
“We discussed a ceasefire, but no progress has been made in this direction,” he told reporters.
According to Dmitry Kuleba, his Russian envoy Sergei Lavrov assured him that “its aggression will continue until we accept their demand for surrender”.
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