Chernihiv mayor says Russian shelling destroyed oncology ward of hospital

Chernihiv mayor says Russian shelling destroyed oncology ward of hospital
# 01 April 2022 16:58 (UTC +04:00)

The mayor of Chernihiv said that Russian shelling destroyed the oncology ward of a hospital in the northern Ukrainian city, just days after Russia said it would "drastically reduce" its military assault on Kyiv and Chernihiv, APA reports citing CNN.

"Some shells hit the regional hospital direct, and one of the buildings of the hospital, in fact the oncological unit, was completely destroyed. Three people sustained heavy injuries," Mayor Vladyslav Atroshenko told CNN's John Berman via a translator.

He also said there is no water or electricity, and the city could run out of food and medicine within a week. The only supplies coming in are being provided by the military and volunteers.

"At the moment, we are going through full humanitarian catastrophe," he said.

He himself caught an acute case of pneumonia, he said, but added that he'll "be fine."

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