ANTALYA, March 10. /TASS/. Russia three days ago said at a session of the UN Security Council that Mariupol’s maternity hospital N.1 had been used by the nationalist battalion Azov as its barracks and combat position. The Ukrainian nationalists had driven out all expectant mothers and personnel, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after talks with his Ukrainian and Turkish counterparts Dmitry Kuleba and Mevlut Cavusoglu on Thursday.
"We have heard pathetic rhetoric about some atrocities allegedly committed by the Russian army many times. On March 7, three days ago, our delegation presented evidence at a session of the UN Security Council that the maternity hospital in question had long been seized by the Azov battalion and other radicals. All expectant mothers, all nurses and other personnel had been driven out. It was a base of the ultra-radical battalion Azov. These facts were disclosed three days ago. It is up to you to make conclusions as to how the world public is being brainwashed," Lavrov said.
He remarked that the Western media aired very emotional reports about the hospital’s destruction, but their vision of the incident was biased.
"Regrettably, the other side of any situation, the side that allows for creating an impartial picture does not enjoy attention," Lavrov said.
Russia’s UN ambassador Vasily Nebenzya to told the UN Security Council that the Ukrainian military, according to local residents, had driven out all personnel from Mariupol’s maternity hospital N.1 to convert it to a combat position.