Tales of the Russian military indiscriminately bombing a maternity ward brimming with civilians and pregnant women are either exaggerated or outright inaccurate, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on a Wednesday evening telephone call with Donald Trump.
A Mar-a-Lago source privy to that call told Real Raw News that, according to Putin, the maternity and children’s hospital in southern Ukraine was a bioweapon storage facility that held weaponized smallpox and other lethal pathogens. Putin insisted Zelenskyy knew of the toxins and said he’d given the Ukrainian president a stern admonition in advance of the strike: Evacuate your people, but don’t touch the weapons, because we’ll be watching.
“Putin told Trump that Zelenskyy got 24-hour notice and could have easily cleared the ward. True or not, Putin says he would have guaranteed patients safe passage to a nearby hospital.”
His voice quavering, Putin also told Trump that he regretted loss of life, but said Zelenskyy was responsible because he cowardly hid weapons of mass destruction behind human shields. Moreover, Putin refuted a Mariupol city council statement claiming that Russian bombs had obliterated not only the hospital but also several city blocks.
“Five people died, President Trump, and, yes, that is regrettable. But our strikes were surgical. Reports placed more than 200 people in the building. If I wanted to kill Ukrainians, your Western news would report 200 dead, not five people. Zelenskyy refused to have those people evacuated, and we told him. Its on his head, not mine. This filth care about protecting those that pay him, not civilian lives,” Putin reportedly said to Trump.
When Trump asked if reports of thermobaric weapons being deployed were correct, Putin said, “Yes, I had no choice. We must use ordnance that burns hot enough to destroy pathogen. Conventional bombs do not do that, President Trump. But I was careful as could be.”
The biologic weapons, Putin added, had been stored unsafely and haphazardly in standard vaccine freezers on a floor beneath the maternity ward. Consequently, one misstep could have caused hundreds of thousands of preventable fatalities.
Ebola, smallpox, plague—the rogue’s gallery of highly infectious deadly pathogens is frighteningly long and their ability to cause disaster is great, which is why BSL-4 pathogens are typically studied under scrutiny and within the tightly controlled confines of a biosafety level 4 (BSL4) facility.
Yet Putin said the bombed hospital had no safeguards, no safety protocols, and that the slipshod hospital was an ecological disaster waiting to happen.