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War in Ukraine: David Beckham hands over account to Kharkiv doctor

The soccer star uses his reach to draw attention to the suffering in Ukraine. A doctor from Kharkiv will fill David Beckham’s profile.

London/Kharkiv – Although the Russian airstrikes on Kharkov in the Ukraine have meanwhile decreased, at least two people were killed there again at the weekend (March 19/20, 2022) when residential buildings were shelled. A child was among the dead. Since the start of the Ukraine war, 266 civilians have died in Kharkiv alone. The city is in eastern Ukraine, not far from the Russian border.

In order to draw attention to the suffering of the people in the Ukraine conflict *, David Beckham left his Instagram account in cooperation with the organization Unicef to a doctor from Kharkiv.

Making the victims of the Ukraine war heard: Beckham gives up his Instagram profile

“Today I’m handing over my social media profiles to Iryna, the head of the maternity hospital in Kharkiv, Ukraine,” explains the ex-soccer professional in a video statement and the accompanying signature. “Check out my stories to learn about the amazing work Irina and other healthcare workers are doing to save lives,” he adds. He also calls for donations to Unicef.

The corresponding clips are now saved in the highlight, which has a blue heart as its title. “Today I’ll show you how we work in times of war,” Iryna opens the story. It shows a cellar into which the pregnant women were said to have been transported on the first day of the war. It shows the baby intensive care unit that cannot be moved to the basement and a mother with her newborn living in the clinic because their house was destroyed.

War in Ukraine: Attack on maternity clinic causes horror around the world

Just last week, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry announced that Russia had attacked a maternity ward in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol*. A pregnant woman and her unborn child died. A photo showing how several men carry the pregnant woman on a stretcher through the destroyed clinic complex caused horror around the world.

Russia had accused the Ukrainians of provocation. Moscow claimed that the attacked building was no longer used as a maternity hospital. The United Nations also disagreed. (tk with dpa) *hna.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

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