Russian Defense Ministry: Armed Forces of Ukraine use babies in the Dobropolya maternity hospital as a human shield
The Ukrainian military equipped positions, as well as depots of weapons and ammunition in the Dobropolye maternity hospital of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), the head said National Defense Control Center of Russia colonel general Mikhail Mizintsevwrites RIA News.
According to him, the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) are holding medical staff, women in labor and babies as human shields. “In Dobropolye DPR, units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are concentrated in the premises of the maternity hospital (Sanatorny Lane),” he said. According to the Ministry of Defense, Ukrainian troops equipped the building with weapons and ammunition depots. “Women with newborn children have not been evacuated and are actually used as human shields,” Mizintsev stressed.
In addition, the APU kicked out patients of the district hospital in Kobelyaki and occupied the building. Russia holds special operation in Ukraine from 24 February.