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Ukraine Says Russia Shelled Mosque in Mariupol

Ukraine Says Russia Shelled Mosque in Mariupol

Saturday, 12 March, 2022 - 10:00
Emergency services are seen on site of the destroyed Mariupol children's hospital as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, in Mariupol, Ukraine, March 9, 2022 in this still image from a handout video obtained by Reuters. Ukraine Military/Handout via REUTERS

The Ukrainian government said Saturday that Russia’s military has shelled a mosque sheltering more than 80 people in the besieged city of Mariupol.

A government statement did not have any immediate reports of casualties. The Ukrainian Embassy in Turkey reported earlier that a group of 86 Turkish nationals, including 34 children, were among those seeking refuge from an ongoing Russian attack on the encircled port city.

An embassy spokeswoman cited information from the city’s mayor. She noted that it was difficult to communicate with anyone in Mariupol.

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