As Russian forces move deeper into Ukraine targeting cities with missiles, videos on social media showed Ukrainians moving newborns to safety.
In Dninpro, a city targeted by Russian missiles, a children’s hospital moved babies to a makeshift bomb shelter on a lower level of the building.
A children’s hospital moved babies to a makeshift bomb shelter in Dninpro.
The video from Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Children’s Clinical Hospital, shared by the New York Times, showed newborns from the neonatal intensive care unit laid out in rows and wrapped in blankets, with others cradled by hospital staff, inside the small room.
“This is the NICU. In a bomb shelter. Can you imagine?” Dr. Denis Surkov, chief of the neonatal unit, at the hospital was quoted as saying by the publication.
“We were nervous, very confused,” Dr. Surkov said.
Newborn infants from the neonatal intensive care unit at a children’s hospital in Dnipro, in eastern Ukraine, were moved into a makeshift bomb shelter on a lower level of the building on Thursday. https://t.co/l8RAcFMTudpic.twitter.com/kWud9ktt2P— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 25, 2022
Dnipro was the target of missile strikes as Russia began its invasion of Ukraine early Thursday morning.
People in Ukrainian cities and villages have been sharing visuals of the Russian invasion since yesterday morning. Some videos shot on mobile phones by residents and shared by the media and individuals show Russian air assault troops coming in a large formation of helicopters, while others show fighter jets flying low and fast over residential neighbourhoods.
In one of them, a Ukrainian man, who is fighting with the Ukrainian forces to fight the Russian army, is seen hugging his little daughter at a safe zone for civilians, from where she would be taken to a shelter. He is in tears, so is the girl. The tweet shared by independent media New News EU says, “A father who sent his family to a safe zone bid farewell to his little girl and stayed behind to fight…”
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