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9 Mar 2022

Russia Ukraine conflict: Children’s hospital hit in devastating attack

Europe Editor and Presenter

Ukraine says Russia has largely failed to respect a 12-hour pause in hostilities to allow civilians from the worst affected areas of the invasion by Vladimir Putin’s forces.

Only two of those evacuation corridors were definitely opened, leaving from Sumy and Borodyanka near Kyiv.

There are mixed reports over three other corridors, though it’s thought some were able to leave the city of Enerhodar.

For the fifth day, the evacuation of Mariupol was made impossible by Russian bombing, the Ukrainians say.

Those developments amount to another day where the hopes for a ceasefire came and went, and where Ukraine’s youngest citizens are once again bearing some of the heaviest burdens.

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