A Russian air raid struck a Mariupol maternity hospital, an unthinkable new moral low in Vladimir Putin's war. Soon after the strike, Associated Press photographer Evgeniy Maloletka was on the scene, capturing a powerful image of the horror of war.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine struck a new moral low this past week. The killing of civilians is multiplying across the country, notably in the besieged port city of Mariupol.
For the past two weeks, Mariupol has been surrounded by Russian troops and Ukraine has tried several times to evacuate civilians through a humanitarian corridor from a city where more than 400,000 people have been without water or electricity for over a week.
On Wednesday, March 9, a Russian air raid struck a Mariupol maternity hospital, an unthinkable target that many have already labeled a war crime. Soon after the strike, Associated Press photographer Evgeniy Maloletka was on the scene, capturing a series of horrific images.
Maloletka is a Ukrainian freelance photojournalist based in Kiev, Ukraine, with more than 10 awards — including first place in the news story category of the 2015 APME photo contest. Maloletka started his career in 2009 and has covered the Ukrainian revolution since the beginning, before moving to cover the conflicts in Crimea and eastern Ukraine for various international media like The New York Times, The Washington Post, Der Spiegel, The Guardian, the BBC and Euronews.
See the video below for what may be the most memorable image of his career, and a visual indictment of the Russian invasion.
New Moral Low
A #Russian air raid struck a Mariupol maternity hospital, an unthinkable new moral low in #VladimirPutin's war. Soon after the strike, @AP photographer @EMaloletka was on the scene, capturing a powerful image of the horror of #war. #PhotoOfTheWeek: This Happened In #Mariupolpic.twitter.com/1CqoqN96aB— Worldcrunch (@worldcrunch) March 11, 2022
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