‘Show this to Putin’: A 6-year-old girl killed in Ukraine


‘Show this to Putin’: A 6-year-old girl killed in Ukraine

Photographs by Evgeniy MaloletkaFebruary 28, 2022

'Show this to Putin': A 6-year-old girl killed in Ukraine

A mother stands by as a paramedic performs CPR on her daughter inside an ambulance at a hospital in Mariupol, Ukraine, on Sunday, February 27. Evgeniy Maloletka/AP

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A wounded 6-year-old girl arrived at a hospital in Mariupol, Ukraine, on Sunday.

Her mother wept outside the ambulance. Her father was at her side, covered in blood.

The family was at a supermarket on the outskirts of the southeastern port city when Russian shelling started, according to the Associated Press.

Now, a medical team was racing to save the young girl’s life.

“Take her out! Take her out! We can make it!” a hospital worker shouted.

They placed her onto a gurney and wheeled her inside, where doctors and nurses fought to revive her.

But she could not be saved.

A doctor who was pumping oxygen into her looked into the camera of an Associated Press videojournalist in the room.

“Show this to Putin,” he said. “The eyes of this child, and crying doctors.”

The girl, whose name was not immediately known, was injured by shelling in a residential area, according to the Associated Press. At left is her father.Evgeniy Maloletka/AP

Hospital workers transport the girl onto a gurney to take her inside the hospital.Evgeniy Maloletka/AP

Doctors and nurses inside the hospital fight to revive the girl. She could not be saved.Evgeniy Maloletka/AP

The girl’s lifeless body lies in the hospital room, covered by her jacket.

Author: John Hanno

Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Bogan High School. Worked in Alaska after the earthquake. Joined U.S. Army at 17. Sergeant, B Battery, 3rd Battalion, 84th Artillery, 7th Army. Member of 12 different unions, including 4 different locals of the I.B.E.W. Worked for fortune 50, 100 and 200 companies as an industrial electrician, electrical/electronic technician.