Russian President Vladimir Putin continued his attempt to shell Ukraine into submission on Wednesday —this time striking a maternity ward in the city of Mariupol. “People, children are under the wreckage. Atrocity!” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky tweeted.

“How much longer will the world be an accomplice ignoring terror? Close the sky right now! Stop the killings! You have power but you seem to be losing humanity,” he wrote in a clear rebuke to Western allies’ refusal to institute a no-fly zone over Ukraine.

At least 17 people were wounded, including women in labor, said regional Gov. Pavlo Kyrylenko.

“Today Russia committed a huge crime,” said a regional police official, Volodymir Nikulin, standing in the wreckage, “It is a war crime without any justification.

The Red Cross has described conditions in Mariupol as “apocalyptic.” Outlets are now reporting the locals are preparing mass graves to bury the dead.

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