Russian troops have completely destroyed 101 healthcare facilities and damaged a further 570 since the beginning of the war, the chairman of Ukraine’s parliamentary health committee Mykhaylo Radutskyy has said on Telegram.
The MP claims the attacks were not accidental and that Ukrainian healthcare facilities have been targets for Russia’s military throughout the conflict.
“The Russian military is conducting targeted fire on medical infrastructure. They no longer hope to seize our territories but want to destroy all medical facilities with missile strikes and bombing. Leaving our citizens without hospitals, without maternity hospitals, without medical care, and without doctors is part of the genocide of the Ukrainian people,” he added.
Officials say three people, including a child, were killed in a Russian strike on a maternity and children’s hospital in the city of Mariupol in March.