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Russia-Ukraine war live updates: Putin ‘committing genocide’ rages Zelensky after Russian forces bomb maternity hospital

VLADIMIR Putin has been accused of genocide after the “barbaric” bombing of a maternity hospital in Mariupol by Russian forces.

Russian forces dropped “several bombs” on the hospital in Mariupol on Wednesday during what was meant to be a ceasefire to allow civilians to be evacuated.

Seventeen people – including a number of women in labour – were injured amid the “colossal” destruction, the city’s council said.

President Volodymyr Zelensky has since condemned the attack as “barbaric” and urged the West to intervene to prevent Putin from “committing genocide”.

He has also accused Ukraine’s allies in the West of “ignoring terror” – as his numerous requests for a no-fly zone over Ukraine have been repeatedly denied by Nato.

Boris Johnson condemned the attack, saying there were “few things more depraved than the targeting of vulnerable and defenceless people”.

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