UN slams Donetsk hospital shelling by Kyiv forces as breach of humanitarian law

Moscow, SANA- The United Nations has expressed concern over shelling of a maternity hospital in Donetsk, adding that this is an obvious breach of the international humanitarian law.

“The reports about shelling of a maternity hospital in Donetsk raise concern,” Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric told TASS, adding that this is an obvious breach of the international humanitarian law.

“We have seen the media reports about a maternity hospital in Donetsk. This is extremely troubling. Any attack on civilian infrastructure, especially health facilities, is a clear violation of international law,” he said.

Earlier on Monday, the DPR’s mission to the Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the Ceasefire Regime reported massive shelling of cities and settlements in the republic from MLRS and artillery of various calibers, including an unprecedentedly powerful and sustained shelling of Donetsk. One of shells hit the local maternity hospital, setting it on fire.

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