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Russia says Mariupol hospital was base for Ukraine nationalists

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov claimed on Thursday that a hospital which was attacked in the southern Ukrainian port city of Mariupol had been serving as a military base for nationalists.

“This maternity hospital has long been occupied by the Azov Battalion and other radicals. They drove out the women in labour, nurses and general staff. It was the base of the ultra-radical Azov Battalion,” Lavrov said, following talks in Turkey with his Ukrainian counterpart.

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