Mariupol hospital bombing

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See also Mariupol theater bombing
Engine part of a Ukrainian Tochka-U missile on the streets of Mariupol in March 2022. Note, that warhead separates from the engine before impact. Only applies to Tochkas with cluster munition warhead.
On April 11th a Tochka-U missile with a HE warhead was fired from Mariupol to Russia, leaving a deep crater. A similar missile could have been fired from Mariupol to the horpital.



Western sources

Russian sources

  • Russian MoD Blasts Claims of Mariupol 'Airstrike' as 'Provocation' Aimed to Fuel Anti-Russian Hype - Sputnik, March 11, 2022
  • Readovka on Telegram, March 10, 2022
    The story of the Mariupol maternity hospital is Zelensky’s global military information operation to create a casus belli to draw NATO countries into the conflict in Ukraine
  • Readovka on Telegram, March 17, 2022
    “The rocket had just arrived, the journalists arrived and filming began,” a resident of Mariupol told about filming a staged video about maternity hospital No. 3
    As the city dweller said, women in labor and medical staff were evacuated the day before the impact, the building was empty Earlier, Readovka conducted an analysis of the details of the falsification of the video of the consequences of the shelling of maternity hospital No. 3.
  • Zelensky used a pregnant model for a fake about the bombing of Mariupol - Vzglyad, March 10, 2022
  • Interview with "that girl from maternity ward" - Cassad, April 1, 2022 (+ video with English subtitles)
    She was pregnant, delivered by cesarean in the following days
    Prior to events, Ukrainian military men forced patients from better maternity ward, with solar panels (electricity, water was cut off), to a smaller one. Husbands run a generator, lived in basement, to help them out
    There were two explosions at night. No airplanes. She thinks explosions were artillery shells, and she is telling that others/men think the same.
    Evacuations started some 10 minutes or so after explosions (or after they were moved to the basement following explosions, which did not take long)
    Heavily pregnant, wounded woman was indeed wounded, and evacuated first. Both she and her child died. Photographs were taken during evacuation by AP, who must have been on the scene already.
    The girl interviewed now was evacuated last. She had some cuts from the glass, but nothing serious. She saw a man taking photos of her, and asked not to do it. She is telling that she saw that man, or men, couple of days later in her new ward, and that her husband, who had more interaction with photographers, was telling her that those photographers are from AP.
    She speaks very fast, kind of out of breath, or nervous. Apparently there are jump cuts in the recording, but it is consistent/continuous as a story.