Russia Ramps Up Ukraine Attacks in Effort to Seize Strategically Key Port City

Moscow introduced a refreshing assault on the besieged southern Ukrainian town of Mariupol on Thursday, a working day immediately after 1 of its planes bombed a maternity hospital, illustrating how Russia is ramping up a violent drive to just take strategic towns, at a large price for civilians.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, after a assembly with his Ukrainian counterpart on Thursday, said the clinic was a legitimate concentrate on for the reason that it was held by “local radical militias,” even though Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters “we never have obvious information” about the incident.