This is a photo that has spread around the world: a young pregnant woman injured, from the ruins of the Mariupol Maternity Hospital, on a stretcher, after the place was bombed by the Russians. The film soon became a symbol of the terror experienced by civilians in the port city, surrounded by Russian armed forces.
In video and photos taken by reporters after the hospital attack, the woman could be seen rubbing her abdomen as rescue troops dragged her through the ruins of the besieged city of Mariupol, reflecting her shock at what had now happened to her pale face. This was one of the most horrific moments of Russia’s 19-day war against Ukraine.
The Associated Press reports that a young Ukrainian and his baby died tragically Monday morning. The woman, whose hips and hips were badly injured, was taken to another hospital, which was still close to the front line, where doctors tried to keep her alive, but their efforts were in vain. The medical team also delivered the baby by caesarean section, but he “showed no signs of survival,” the surgeon said.
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