Russia ‘deliberately’ kills civilians as horror images show ‘cluster bomb’ attack that killed 47 and attacked school

VLADIMIR Putin’s forces have stepped up their attack on Ukraine after 47 people were killed in an attack that allegedly used deadly cluster bombs.

Terrified mothers and children were forced to seek shelter in a basement after Russian shells hit a maternity hospital in western Ukraine.

Russia is accused of targeting civilians in Ukraine


Russia is accused of targeting civilians in UkrainePhoto credit: AFP

It comes as President Putin again warned Russia’s neighbors not to “escalate” the situation by backing Ukraine.

Russia has been accused of deliberately targeting civilians as the death toll rose to 47 in an attack in a residential area of ​​Chernihiv in northern Ukraine.

A chilling video filmed after the blast shows the bodies of Ukrainians strewn across the streets in one of the conflict’s hardest-hit regions.

Windows were shattered in the blast while burnt-out cars littered the street after Thursday’s strike.

Dashcam footage verified by Reuters captured the moment a barrage of missiles hit the town of around 290,000 people.

Suddenly, a massive explosion explodes right in front of the driver. As the smoke begins to clear, dozens flee the blast.

Rescuers searched the rubble for more victims throughout the night.

In another attack on Thursday, a maternity hospital in a residential area of ​​Zhytomyr in western Ukraine was attacked, killing at least two people.

The Kyiv Independent reported that a cruise missile landed on an apartment building near Pavlusenko Hospital.

A dramatic clip from the scene shows huge flames leaping into the sky after the explosion.

Mothers and children had to hide in the basement during the blitz that struck the city, where a number of refugees fleeing the fighting west have gone.

Another airstrike in the city hit a school.

In the town of Irpin, on the northwestern edge of Kyiv, devastating photos show the extent of the destruction wrought by the Russian advance.

Kyiv mayor, former world heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko, claims a 40-mile convoy of Russian military vehicles is approaching the capital after their advance was halted by days of fierce Ukrainian resistance.

Amnesty International said Russia may have committed war crimes during the eight-day conflict and accused Putin’s forces of violating international humanitarian law.

“The Russian military has shown blatant disregard for the lives of civilians by using ballistic missiles and other explosive weapons with long-range effects in densely populated areas,” said the organization’s Secretary-General Agnes Callamard.

“Some of these attacks could be war crimes. The Russian government, which falsely claims to use only precision-guided weapons, should take responsibility for these acts.”

The International Criminal Court has announced that it will investigate possible Russian war crimes in Ukraine.

Russia continues to deny carrying out illegal attacks. Russia ‘deliberately’ kills civilians as horror images show ‘cluster bomb’ attack that killed 47 and attacked school


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