The Russian Embassy in Ireland released a statement to the Irish media, asserting that the bombing of a maternity hospital in Ukraine was a “hoax, carefully orchestrated by Ukrainian nationalists”.
Today, the Russian Embassy said the incident was created by “Ukrainian propaganda” and that the Russian Armed Forces “did not fight with the Ukrainian people”.
“In light of recent press reports as well as statements by Irish officials alleging that the Russian military bombed a maternity hospital in Mariupol, Ukraine, the Embassy wishes to be informed as follows,” the statement said. father said.
“The Russian Armed Forces are following strict orders not to target any civilian infrastructure – schools, hospitals, kindergartens.
“The Russian Armed Forces are not fighting the people of Ukraine, they are trying to deny the Kiev regime any military capability to cause further suffering for the people of the Donetsk and Lugansk Republics.
“The Mariupol story is a despicable hoax, carefully staged by Ukrainian nationalists using popular Ukrainian Instagram beauty blogger Marianna Podgurskaya, who is actually pregnant.” .
Terrifying images emerged on Wednesday of victims being evacuated from a medical center following a bombardment by Russian forces in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol.
On Thursday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russia’s Mariupol attack on March 9 left children and others trapped under debris.
“A hospital for children. A maternity hospital,” he said in his nightly video address, switching to Russian to express his horror at the strike.
“What country is this, the Russian Federation is afraid of hospitals, afraid of maternity hospitals, ruined?”
Today’s statement from the Russian Embassy in Ireland also accused a beauty blogger in the photo injured in the attack of faking her injuries and creating “staged” photos to show “the pregnant women are injured”.
“She was spotted in different photos and using different make-up in different staging situations. In this particular case, she was used to create a staged photo to show an injured pregnant woman who was allegedly injured in a hospital to give the impression that she was the victim of sexual assaults. shelling,” the statement continued.
“The fact that this particular hospital number 1 in the city of Mariupol was abandoned at the end of February, when the neo-Nazi battalion “Azov” pushed all the patients and staff out to create strongholds and positions. their firing squad there. ”
Ten days before Russia invaded Ukraine, Russian Ambassador to Ireland Yuriy Filatov insisted that his country had no plans to invade Ukraine and that troops would be withdrawn from the country’s borders. He described the idea of Russia invading Ukraine as “crazy”.
He also confirmed that the troops present at the Ukrainian border on February 15 were there as part of the exercise.
Mr. Filatov told RTÉ’s Prime Time program that his country had no plan and no “reason” to invade Ukraine.
“We don’t have any political, military, economic or any other reason to do it. The whole idea is crazy,” he said.
The statement went on to say that “the goal of this operation is to create an image that Russia is waging a ‘brutal’ war against civilians.”
“The idea from the very beginning was to facilitate provocation in case they were fired upon alleging that the Russian army and the DPR militia were targeting the hospital. On March 7, 2 days before the incident, Russia’s permanent mission to the UN announced that there was evidence of a plan by the “Azov” battalion to carry out exactly this kind of provocation in the region. Mariupol,” he said.
“This is not an isolated act by Ukrainian propaganda, supported by the Western media. One can point to similar stories about the shelling of the city of Kharkov, the alleged plans of the Russian military to use chemical weapons, the alleged bombing of the Chernobyl NPP and many other places. other “.
https://www.independent.ie/news/russian-embassy-in-ireland-releases-statement-claiming-bombing-of-ukrainian-maternity-hospital-was-a-carefully-staged-hoax-41439533.html The Russian Embassy in Ireland released a statement, declaring the bombing of a Ukrainian maternity hospital a ‘carefully staged hoax’