The mother and a doctor were with the baby when the attack occurred.
At least three civilians, including a newborn, died in new Russian bombardments in Ukraine, after which Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Moscow of sowing the &# 8220;terror” in his country.
& #8220;The enemy decided once again to try to achieve through terror and murder what he could not achieve in nine months & #8221; since his invasion of Ukraine, Zelensky wrote on Telegram.
The Ukrainian leader vowed that Russia “will be held accountable for all the damage it has done to our country”.
Among the victims was a baby who died in a shelling that hit a maternity hospital in the Zaporizhia region of southern Ukraine, Ukrainian relief services said on Wednesday.
“In the evening On November 23, in the city of Vilnyansk, Zaporizhia region, a two-story building that housed a maternity hospital was destroyed by a rocket attack in the local hospital sector, the source said.
< p>“Due to the attack, a baby born in 2022 died,” the Ukrainian state service for emergency situations specified in its Telegram account.
At the scene were, in addition to the child, mother and a doctor, indicated the message.
The baby's mother was injured, reported Volodimir Zelenski in his Telegram account. “The terrorist state continues the war against civilians,” Zelensky said, referring to Russia.
The emergency services released a video in which rescuers are seen trying to remove a man half buried in the rubble.
According to the information available, there are no other people trapped under the rubble.
The small town of Vilnyansk lies 45 km from the front line, in the north of the Zaporizhia region, most of which is occupied by Russian troops in the south after Moscow announced annexation of this territory at the end of September.
More than 700 attacks
On November 17, a Russian attack destroyed a building there, killing ten people, including three children.
In the Kharkiv region (northeast), another Russian bombardment killed Wednesday morning two people, a 55-year-old woman and a 68-year-old man, regional governor Oleg Synegubov said on Telegram.
One person was hospitalized and another received first aid at the scene, the governor said, adding that the shelling hit a residential building and a hospital.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday it had recorded more than 700 attacks on Ukrainian health facilities since the Russian invasion began in February, which it said is “a clear violation” of the U.S. government. international humanitarian law.
“Hundreds of hospitals and health centers are no longer fully operational,” said Hans Kluge, WHO regional director for Europe, at a press conference in kyiv.
The WHO also warned that winter will threaten the lives of millions of Ukrainians, due to a series of Russian bombings against the country's energy infrastructure, which left millions of Ukrainians without electricity or heating.< /p>
“This winter will endanger the lives of millions of people in Ukraine,” Kluge warned. “This winter will be a matter of survival”.
Damage to Ukraine's energy infrastructure “is already having devastating effects on the healthcare system and the health of the population& #8221;, he stressed.